66 people feared dead in plane crash

It happened in southern Iran

66 people feared dead in plane crash

Iran Plane Crash

A plane has crashed in southern Iran and it's feared all 60 passengers on board are dead.

A spokesperson for Aseman Airline says the 24-year-old ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop, left Iranian capital Tehran at around 8am local time and crashed about an hour later.

The plane went down near the remote mountain town of Semirom, about 390 miles south of Tehran.

It had been heading to the southern city of Yasuj, in Isfahan province.

Aseman Airlines spokesman also said there had been 60 passengers, including one child, with six crew members on board.

He added: "After searches in the area, unfortunately we were informed that the plane crashed.