An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains with 66 people on board, the head of the country’s emergency services told local media on Sunday.
Iran’s Aseman Airlines has confirmed that one of its planes has crashed in southern Isfahan, saying in a statement that the plane crashed into Dena Mountain.
- UPDATE 08:30 UTC Airline officials say everyone on board passenger plane that crashed in Iran have died.
The ATR 72-500 (reg. EP-ATX) came down in the Zagros mountains near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province while flying between Tehran and the south-western city of Yasuj, reports say.
Bad weather reportedly prevented an emergency helicopter reaching the site.
Governor of Iran’s southwestern city of Boyer-Ahmad confirms plane crashed in Padena Mount, south of Isfahan.
“An ATR aircraft of Aseman Airlines with 60 passengers and about six crew disappeared from radar this morning,” Aladin Borujerdi, head of parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission, told the semi-official ISNA news agency.