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Plane crash in Iran kills 39 on board

By Associated Press in Teheran ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-11 06:57:24

Engine failure brings aircraft down shortly after takeoff from Teheran

A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed on Sunday while taking off from Teheran, killing 39 and injuring another nine on board, according to a senior transportation official and state media.

The Iran-140 operated by domestic carrier Sepahan Air crashed in a residential area near Teheran's Mehrabad Airport. State TV said the plane's tail struck the cables of an electricity tower before it hit the ground and burst into flames. The official IRNA news agency said the plane suffered an engine failure before it went down.

Plane crash in Iran kills 39 on board

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