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A passenger plane carrying 150 people has crashed in northwest Iran and all on board are feared dead, state media says.

State television says the plane from Iran's Caspian Airlines was travelling from Tehran to the Armenian capital Yerevan when it crashed near the city of Qazvin on Wednesday.

The Qazvin emergency services director Hossein Bahzadpour told the IRNA news agency that the plane was completely destroyed and the wreckage was in flames.

He says all on board are likely to have died.

http://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-...er-crashes-150-feared-dead-20090715-dlel.html
 

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R.I.P :eek:hno:

Whats up with all these crashes recently? Can anyone tell us what type of aircraft it was?
 

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The Russian-made Tupolev plane went down near Jannat-abad village near Qazvin at 11:33 a.m. on Wednesday...

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Aviation analyst Kieran Daly told CNN many aircraft operating in Iran are ageing Tupolevs, some dating back to the 1970s.

He described Tupolevs as "workhorses of the old Soviet aviation system."

The last plane crash in Iran involving a Tupolev plane occurred in 2006, according to the Web site airdisaster.com. [...] Twenty-nine of the 147 people on board died in that crash.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/07/15/iran.plane.crash/index.html
 

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did you have seen the age of the aircraft ? let fly these garbages planes, it's a shame...
 
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