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An Iranian Plane Has Crashed And All 65 People On Board Died

An Iranian Plane Has Crashed And All 65 People On Board Died

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An Aseman Airlines plane takes off with an Iran Air aircraft in the foreground at Tehran airport. Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters A passenger plane crashed in the mountains in central Iran on Sunday, and all 65 passengers and crew members on board were killed, the airplane company told state press.The plane, a 20-year-old ATR-72 flown by Iran's Aseman Airlines, left Tehran at around 5 a.m. local time and was en route to Yasuj when it disappeared from radar. Though initial reports stated that 66 people had been killed in the crash, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported Sunday night that one person did not make the flight.Those on board included 59 passengers and six crew members, according to IRNA reports. The passengers included one child, according to t...
Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 65 aboard, report says

Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 65 aboard, report says

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All 65 people on board a passenger plane that crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of southern Iran are presumed dead, the airline said. The Aseman Airlines plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it disappeared 50 minutes into the flight, according to a post on the airline’s Instagram account. The flight, which departed at 7:55 a.m. local time (11.25 p.m. ET Saturday), crashed in Kohangan village, 120 kilometers (74 miles) from Semirom town, authorities told Iran’s Fars News Agency . Earlier reports said 66 people had died in the crash, but one would-be passenger did not board the flight, Aseman Airlines confirmed Sunday. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani expressed their condolences to the victims and ...
Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometers (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Aseman Airlines spokesman Mohammad Taghi Tabatabai told state TV that all on Flight No. EP3704 were killed. “After searching the area, we learned that unfortunately … our dear passengers had lost their lives,” Tabatabai said. “This plane had 60 passengers, 59 adults and one child, as well as a pilot, a co-pilot, two flight attendants and two air marshals on board.” Due to foggy condition, r
Scott Pruitt makes it clear—He flies first class to avoid the dirty hippies at the back of the plane

Scott Pruitt makes it clear—He flies first class to avoid the dirty hippies at the back of the plane

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Why does EPA chief Scott Pruitt require an absolutely unprecedented army of at least 30 personal security guards? Why did he clear a whole floor of the EPA for his private use? Why did he institute a new security system within the security system to keep people out of the building, and a $25,000 cone of silence within in his office? Most of all, why does he fly around the world in first class, surrounded by his security entourage? What horrible threat requires that the public spend—at least—hundreds of thousands on giving Pruitt special waivers to grab first class tickets not just to Europe, but on even the shortest flight? Now we have an answer. Someone … hurt Pruitt’s feelings. The director of the EPA’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, Henry Barnet, told Politico that Pruitt was “appro