"The Caspian Airlines jet was heading from Tehran to the Armenian capital Yerevan when it crashed near the village of Jannatabad outside the city of Qazvin, around 75 miles northwest of Tehran, state television said.
The Qazvin emergency services director Hossein Bahzadpour tells the IRNA news agency that the plane was completely destroyed and shattered to pieces, andthe wreckage was in flames. "It his highly likely that all the passengers on the flight were killed," Bahzadpour said. He did not give a number, but state TV said 150 were on the flight. "
LHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 28637 times:
Quote: "The 7908 Caspian flight crashed 16 minutes after its take-off from the International Imam Khomeini Airport," Iran's Aviation Organisation spokesman, Reza Jafarzadeh, was quoted by Press TV as saying.
SASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 663 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 27801 times:
Dreadful news. Seems all on board have perished. My thoughts go out to their families.
Quoting LHR380 (Reply 17): So still in Climb?
Seems like it was still climbing out of Imam Kohmeini Airport so something catastrophic must have happened judging from the video of the smoldering crater on the ground.
Norwegian newspaper VG is reporting that wreckage has been found over an area covering 200 square kilometers. If true the 154M must have broken up in flight.
RIP to all the victims.
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2-3-2 is NOT a premium configuration
25 Baalzebub: They already did it according to this page: http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/id/24983745/ (in Turkish) Translated version: http://translate.google.com/transla
26 Tiger119: - But did Russia not provide parts and information to them or were they part of the sanctions as well? RIP
27 OD720: According to reports, most of the perished are Armenians. Quite sad. Condolences to all the families of the victims.
28 IcLCY: Pics of the crash site here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ared-dead-plane-breaks-pieces.html
29 RAFVC10: According to Amadeus.net, this flight was unscheduled as seen it: 1 RV7908 4 IKA EVN 0900 1200 0 30OCT08 --- TU5 2:30 2 RV7908 1 IKA EVN 1930 2230 0 0