New Delhi, Feb 18: An Iranian passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday. As per a witness, the plane was trying to make an emergency landing on a pasture when it crashed. “This plane has crashed in the Semirom area and all emergency forces are on alert. The plane had 50 to 60 passengers,” Pir Hossein Koolivand told the Fars news agency. Also Read - Mike Pompeo Visits Israel to Discuss West Bank Annexation, Political Tensions With Iran
A spokesperson for the Iranian emergency organisation said that rescue choppers have been deployed to the crash site and added it was not possible to send ambulances to a mountainous area. Also Read - COVID-19: Air Force Evacuates 180 Indians Stranded in Iran, Flies Them to Srinagar For Quarantine
The Aseman Airline’s Tehran-Yasuj flight, which took off from Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran on Sunday morning, disappeared from the radars within 50 minutes and crashed near Semirom city in the Padena mountain in southern Isfahan province, the chief of Iran’s emergency said. Also Read - Iran Begins Lifting Restrictions After Brief COVID-19 Lockdown
More details in the incident awaited.