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66 feared dead as Aseman Airlines plane crashes in Iran mountains

Jet had left Teheran for Yasuj when accident happened; emergency services are struggling to locate wreckage

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Aseman Airlines currently has a fleet of 36 planes, including at least three ATR-72s that date back to the early 1990s. Decades of international sanctions have left Iran's carriers with ageing fleets of passenger planes which they have struggled to maintain and modernise.

Teheran

ALL 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead on Sunday after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.

Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 left Teheran around 0800 (0430...

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