48 Die In Iran Plane Crash


Tehran (CNN) — A passenger plane crashed in Tehran on Sunday, killing all 48 people on board, official news agencies in Iran reported.

The Antonov-140 propeller plane went down shortly after leaving the runway at Mehrabad International Airport after an engine failed, FARS semiofficial news agency reported.

The crash also injured people on the ground, including employees at a glass factory, FARS said.

Some of the injured suffered severe burns, Tasnimnews reported.

A witness told FARS that the tail of the plane fell from the sky first, while the front of the plane crashed farther away.

Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 was carrying 40 passengers and a crew of eight when it went down, according to official news reports.

Rescue workers were still working Sunday afternoon to remove bodies from the wreckage, Tasnimnews said.

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