TEHRAN – The search for the downed plane in Iran and the more than sixty people who were on board, also has the second day yielded nothing. According to the minister of Transport, Abbas Achundi, were Monday in addition to the rescue also the Revolutionary Guard corps, the armed forces and professional climbers used. But even 36 hours after the crash, could wreck the machine is still not be found, as the minister said.
Local media had earlier reported that a part of the aircraft was found. Apparently had a helicopter unit, a ‘black spot’ discovered in the Dena mountain, that looked like a vliegtuigdeel. But minister Achundi and the civil aviation authority could not confirm this. There is, according to them, yet found nothing, and the Iranian media would be premature.
The unit of Iran Aseman Airlines, a twin-engine turboprop, is used for regional korteafstandsvluchten. It was on the way from the capital Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj and crashed on mount Dena, in the Zagros mountains, about 390 kilometers south of the capital. The plane disappeared fifty minutes after takeoff from the airport of Mehrabad from the radar screens.