Reports: At least 39 die in passenger plane crash in Tehran

August 10, 2014 9:42 AM

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Reports: At least 39 die in passenger plane crash in Tehran

Tehran (CNN) -- A passenger plane crashed in Tehran on Sunday, killing at least 39 people on board, official news agencies in Iran reported.

The Antonov-140 propeller plane went down shortly after leaving the runway at Mehrabad International Airport after an engine failed, the FARS semiofficial news agency reported.

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