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IRGC: wreckage from Iranian crashed airplane located

IRGC: wreckage from Iranian crashed airplane located

"The Revolutionary Guards' helicopters this morning found the wreckage of the plane on Dena mountain", spokesman Ramezan Sharif told state broadcaster IRIB.

"Five units started the search operation in the early hours of the morning, in -16 degrees", a local Red Crescent official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency, reporting minus 16 degrees Celsius or 3.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Sixty passengers plus six crew members were reported to have been killed. Rescue workers said they were having difficulty landing air ambulances near the crash site because of heavy fog.

Tabatabai said the plane crashed into Mount Dena, which is about 440-meters (1,440-feet) tall.

National carrier Iran Air has ordered 80 planes from Boeing and 100 from Airbus.

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Jalal Pooranfar, regional head for Iran's emergency services, said rescue and relief teams had been sent to the possible area of the crash. Footage posted on independent news websites showed him in the cockpit of a plane taking part in the search. It should be noted that the European Union has banned the foundation from flying over safety concerns.

A CAOI official said that the pilot of the crashed jet had not declared a emergency situation and that the plane's emergency locator transmitter had not transmitted signals following the crash. Iran had difficulties buying airplane parts, needed to maintain the planes, partially because of the sanctions the country has for its nuclear program.

According to media in Iran, the aircraft had been in service for 25 years.

Weather conditions at the crash site was bad with snow and strong winds, which could possibly have contributed to the crash.

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An Aseman Airlines chartered flight in August 2008, flown by an Itek Air Boeing 737, crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing 74 people.

The sale could still be scuppered if US President Donald Trump chooses to reimpose sanctions in the coming months, as he has threatened to do.

In February 2017, USA senators introduced the "Iran Terror-Free Skies Act", legislation that would "counter Iran's use of commercial aircraft in support of worldwide terrorism and state sponsors of terrorism, or for other illicit military purposes", according to a press release published on Senator Marco Rubio's website.

66 feared dead following aircraft crash in Iran
Iran has signed deals with Boeing and Airbus to purchase scores of passenger planes following the landmark nuclear deal in 2015. Most of the sanctions were lifted under a 2015 deal between Iran and the United States , alongside several other powers.


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