Reports: Turkish private plane crashes south of Tehran, Iran
TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian news agencies are reporting that a Turkish plane traveling in Iran’s air space has crashed.
News website asriran.com is quoting the country’s Civil Aviation Organization spokesman, Reza Jafarizadeh, as saying it was a private jet that crash near Shahr-e Kord city, some 370 kilometres (230 miles) south of the capital Tehran.
The semi-official Fars news agency reported that the plane took off from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and was heading to Turkey’s Istanbul.
The reports did not elaborate.
Earlier in February, an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, crashed in southern Iran, killing all 65 people on board.