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Black Box of Crashed Iranian ATR Plane Found

 

Iranian rescue workers and mountain climbers could find the black box of an ATR-72 plane which crashed in the mountainous areas in the Central parts of the country last month.

“The rescue workers could find the black box of Tehran-Yasouj ATR-72 plane at the heights of Dena (mountain),” Deputy Head of Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad province’s Crisis Headquarters Aziz Fili said on Saturday.

He explained that the rescue workers and mountain climbers were trained by a team of French specialists who had visited Iran after the plane crash, adding that a number of dead bodies of those killed in the incident have also been found and will be taken down the mountain to be transferred to their families soon.

An ATR passenger plane belonging to Aseman Airline crashed close to Semirom, South of Isfahan Province on February 18 as it was flying from Tehran to Yassouj, Southwestern Iran.

All 66 passengers and crew members onboard the plane lost their lives in the tragic accident.

Some 20 rescue teams have been stationed near the wreckage of the crashed plane to transport the dead bodies.

It has been announced that 32 bodies have been spotted. The bodies will be transported to Yasouj, the capital city of Kohgilouyeh and Boyerahmad province for identification.

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