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Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard, local media report

CNN logo CNN 2/18/2018 By Sara Mazloumsaki, CNN
A July 2008 photo shows a French-made ATR-72 owned by Iran's Aseman Airlines at an airport in Dubai. © MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images A July 2008 photo shows a French-made ATR-72 owned by Iran's Aseman Airlines at an airport in Dubai.

A passenger plane flying from Tehran with 66 people aboard crashed in central Iran, local media reported Sunday.

The Aseman Airlines plane was headed to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it crashed near Semirom town, authorities told Iran's Fars News Agency .

An airline official said the flight departed at 7:55 a.m. local time (11.25 p.m. ET Saturday) from Mehrabad airport and disappeared from the radar shortly after that, according to Iranian state media.

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