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Iran Aseman Airlines ATR 72 crashes in Iran, all on board dead

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Iran Aseman Airlines flight EP 3704 from Tehran (Mehrabad) to Yasuj in southern Iran has crashed.

ATR 72-212 EP-ATS was operating the flight in bad weather with 60 passengers and six crew members. The aircraft disappeared from radar over the Zagroz Mountains. The wreckage has now been found at around 13,000 feet. There are no survivors.

From Reuters:

All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.

Operated by Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines, the plane crashed near the town of Semirom after taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport, news agency ISNA quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying.

The ATR-made plane was on a flight to the southwestern city of Yasuj and a spokesman for the airline said there were 60 passengers and six crew aboard.

“All…on board were unfortunately killed,” Aseman spokesman Mohammad Taqi Tabatabai told state television.

Rescue helicopters were unable to land at the probable crash site because of heavy fog and emergency workers were searching the mountainous area by land, the television report said.

“Heavy snow is making it difficult for rescuers to find the site of the crash,” a television reporter accompanying rescue teams told state television.

Media reports said the twin-engined turboprop ATR 72 disappeared from radar screens 50 minutes after taking off from Mehrabad airport.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani issued messages of condolences and the president asked the transport minister to lead an investigation into the crash.

Mehrabad is located in western Tehran and mainly functions as a domestic airport, although it also serves some international routes.

Iran has suffered several plane crashes in the past few decades. Tehran says U.S. sanctions have long prevented it from buying new aircraft or spare parts from the West. The crashed ATR was 25 years old, officials said.

Copyright Photo: Sister ship – Iran Aseman Airlines ATR 72-212 EP-ATZ (msn 398) THR (Shahram “Shary” Sharifi). Image: 907763.

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Iran Aseman Airlines signs MOA for 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 SSWL N8703J (msn 42556) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 934344.

Boeing confirms the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Aseman Airlines, expressing the airline’s intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with purchase rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, an aerospace sale of this magnitude creates or sustains approximately 18,000 jobs in the United States. Deliveries would be scheduled to start in 2022.

Boeing negotiated the MOA under authorizations from the U.S. government following a determination that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear accord signed in 2015. Boeing will look to the Office of Foreign Assets Control for approval to perform under this transaction. Boeing continues to follow the lead of the U.S. government with regards to working with Iran’s airlines, and any and all contracts with Iran’s airlines are contingent upon U.S. government approval.

Copyright Photo: Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 SSWL N8703J (msn 42556) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 934344.

Iran Aseman Airlines starts twice-weekly flights to Stockholm

Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) launched twice-weekly flights between Tehran and Stockholm (Arlanda) on September 1, delayed from the original planned date of May 2.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-311 EP-APA (msn 002) touches down at Arlanda Airport today. The wide body airliner now wears “Sponsor of Iran National Football Team” sub-titles.

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Iran Aseman Airlines keeps the Boeing 727 alive as a passenger airliner

Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) continues to operate the Boeing 727 as both a passenger aircraft and as a freighter, one of the last operators of the venerable trijet. The airline started operations in 1980. Iran is currently under international sanctions.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. The 175-seat Boeing 727-228 EP-ASB (msn 22082) operated a flight to Dubai today with passengers. The airframe was originally delivered new to Air France as F-GCDB on April 11, 1980 (almost 33 years ago)! The airliner has also flown with Air Charter and Euralair before Iran Aseman acquired the aircraft on October 7, 1994. In late 2012 the company repainted the aircraft adding a new blue tail with a new white tail logo. This 727 keeps on flying with passengers!

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Iran Aseman Airlines is in negotiations for six used Airbus A320-200s

Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) announced is in negotiations to acquire six used Airbus A320s from an undisclosed source according to this report by Reuters.

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Iran Aseman Fokker 100 burst tire, starts fire

 

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Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) yesterday (August 11) had a Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) make a hard landing at Isfahan, Iran causing a tire to burst and a resultant fire in the wheel. There were no injuries.

 

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