TEHRAN – An Iranian plane crashed on Sunday while taking off from Mehrabad airport near Tehran, killing 48 passengers aboard, including eight crew members.
The aircraft, an Iran-140, crashed near the airport, west of Tehran.
The plane was heading to Tabas, a town in eastern Iran. It took off at 9:18 a.m. local time and crashed shortly afterward.
The Iran-140 is a 52-seat passenger plane produced in Iran.
The engine shutdown has been cited as the cause of the crash.
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