TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian commercial plane crashed in a foggy and mountainous southwestern region of the country Sunday, killing all 66 people on board, according to the airline.
The Aseman Airlines ATR-72 plane, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-haul regional flight, was traveling from the capital, Tehran, to the southwestern city of Yasuj. It crashed in the Zagros mountain range, about 390 miles south of the capital.
Airline spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that all on the flight were killed. The plane carried 60 passengers, including one child, and six crew members.
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Tabatabai said that the plane crashed into Mount Dena, which is about 1,400 feet tall, because of bad weather and that rescue helicopters couldn't reach the remote crash site because of fog.