Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Iranian plane crashes-150 feared dead

An Iranian passenger plane carrying 150 people has crashed in the north of the country, the Irna state news agency has said. Reports from the agency say that all those on board the aircraft which went down in northwest Iran near the city of Qazvin may have perished. It is believed the Tupelov belonging to Caspian Airlines crashed while flying from Tehran to the Armenian capital of Yerevan. "The 7908 Caspian flight crashed 16 minutes after its takeoff from the International Imam Khomeini Airport (IKIA)," Iran's Aviation Organization spokesman, Reza Jafarzadeh said.

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