Airplane crashes on takeoff in Iran, 48 people dead

August 10, 2014 8:05 AM

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Airplane crashes on takeoff in Iran, 48 people dead

Tehran: An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported.

The aircraft, an Iran-140 typically used for short domestic flights, crashed near Tehran's Mehrabad airport, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported. The plane went down in a residential area after its engine went out, the agency reported.

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