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Passenger plane crashes near Iran's capital, 40 killed

English.news.cn   2014-08-10 14:46:47

 
 The file photo taken in 2012 shows an Antonov-140 passenger plane flying over Tehran's Mehrabad Airport in Iran. A passenger plane crashed on the outskirts of Tehran at 09:45 a.m.local time (0515 GMT) on Aug. 10, 2014, leaving 40 people dead, official IRNA news agency reported. The Antonov-140 belonging to Sepahan Airlines was bound for Tabas City in eastern Iran.

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- A passenger plane crashed on the outskirts of capital Tehran at 09:45 a.m.local time (0515 GMT) on Sunday and 40 people were killed, official IRNA news agency reported.

The Antonov-140 belonging to Sepahan Airlines was bound for Tabas city in eastern Iran.

The plane crashed in Azadi township just 5 km to the west of the capital after taking off from Tehran's Mehrabad airport, according to semi-official Fars news agency.

Editor: yanting
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