Tehran, February 18, IRNA – Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Sunday expressed his condolences following the plane crash that killed all passengers and crew.

In the message, the Supreme Leader prayed for the souls of the victims and also sympathized with the bereaved families.

The Supreme Leader also ordered the officials concerned to spare no effort to properly administer the accident.

President Rohani also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in another massage.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has ordered the Minister of Road and Urban Development to follow the developments of the accident.

Iranian airliner crashed this morning hit the Dena Mountains, the Iranian emergency center said.

The aircraft had 66 people on board, including 60 passengers, 2 flight attendants, 2 pilots and 2 security guards, Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRNA), told IRIN. Iranian Emergency Center.

The Asseman Airlines airliner crashed in the village of Kohangan near the Padena region, 120 km from Semirom in Isfahan province, said Shahrokh Konari, governor of Kohgiluyeh-Boyer province Ahmad.

Meanwhile, Morteza Salimi, head of the Iranian Red Crescent relief organization, said 20 operational teams from three provinces had been sent to the site.

Rescue helicopters are on standby, but poor weather conditions hinder the rescue operation, he added.

This ATR aircraft was a twin-engine turboprop used for short-haul regional flights.


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