Turkish passenger jet crashes in southwestern Iran




Iranian state TV reported citing aviation official that the crashed aircraft was heading from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Turkey’s most populous city of Istanbul.

According to the Iranian News Agency Tasnim, a private passenger jet crashed near the city of Shahr-e Kord in the southwestern province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. According to reports, the jet crashed in the mountainous area and caught fire.

Between 11 to 20 people were onboard the aircraft, the ISNA News agency reported citing sources in rescue services. Of them, 11 were allegedly killed.

​The reasons behind the incident are yet to be clarified.

Rescue teams have reportedly been sent to the crash site.

This is not the only plane crash in Iran in recent time. in February, the Iranian Aseman Airlines plane crashed in the country’s central Isfahan province, killing 60 passengers and six crew members onboard.

Source: Sputnik