Saturday 21 July 2018

Iranian TV airs images of deadly plane crash site

Everyone on board the flight, including 59 passengers and six crew, were killed after it came down on a mountainside near Yasuj.

A total of 65 people died in the crash (Tasnim News Agency/AP)
A total of 65 people died in the crash (Tasnim News Agency/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Iranian state television has aired the first images of the site of a plane crash in southern Iran which killed 65 people.

The footage shows the crash site against the side of a snow-covered mountain near Yasuj, some 485 miles south of Tehran, where the flight took off on Sunday.

The tail of the plane could be seen in the footage.

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The wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday (Mohammad Khademosheikh/Mizan Online News Agency via AP)

Separately, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard released a still image of the site captured by one of its drones, which it said showed corpses in the snow.

The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather.

All on board Flight EP3704 were killed, including 59 passengers and six crew members.

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