Aviation accident in Iran: 39 people died

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Update 11.08.2014 - 13:10: According to the FARS, 9 people survived. The plane took off from runway 29L of Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR / OIII), tilted to the right, lost altitude and crashed.

A type aircraft HESA Go-Thu-Thu-Thu built in Iran, operating under the colors of Iranian operator Sepahan Airlines, it collapsed shortly after takeoff. So far, authorities have reported 48 deaths, 42 passengers and 6 crew members, and 3 others were injured on the ground.

The aircraft operates a commercial flight on route Tehran - Tabas. According to witnesses, the pilot lost control of the aircraft shortly before landing, and the aircraft fell less than 5 km from the airport, in the residential area of ​​Azadi. An investigation was opened on the spot. Initial investigations show that the aircraft lost an engine during the take-off process, which is also the reason for the tragedy.

Iran-140 is a small passenger aircraft, produced in Iran, based on the Antonov-140 model. According to RIA Novosti, due to Western sanctions forbidding international companies to sell planes and spare parts to the Islamic country, Iran has built its own passenger planes. The outdated technologies, the lack of parts and the qualified personnel, have led to the construction of unsafe and poorly maintained aircraft. The crashed plane operated the first 2008 flight.

Over time, several accidents have occurred in Iran. According to statistics, 900 deaths were recorded in plane crashes in Iran over the past 10 years.

The news is being updated.

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