Iranian plane crashes en route to Armenia

15 July 2009

An Iranian aircraft has crashed in the country's northwestern province of Qazvin on a flight to Armenia, state television has reported. All 168 aboard were believed to be dead. The Russian-made Tupolev plane operated by Iran's Caspian Airlines came down 16 minutes after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for the country's aviation agency, told Iran's state-run Mehr news agency.

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