A passenger plane carrying 66 people crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of southern Iran. All are presumed dead, according to the airline. The Aseman Airlines plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it disappeared 50 minutes into the flight.
The flight, which departed at 7:55 a.m. local time and crashed in Kohangan village, 120 kilometers (74 miles) from Semirom town. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani expressed their condolences to the victims and their families.
The ATR aircraft was a twin-engine turboprop typically used for short-distance regional flights. It is believed to have hit the Dena Mountains. The 66 people on board included 60 passengers, two flight attendants, two pilots and two members of security forces. Aseman Airlines posted an image of the plane involved in the crash on its Instagram account.