Iranian plane crash

This item appears on page 18 of the April 2018 issue.

An Iran Aseman Airlines flight carrying 60 passengers and six crew crashed into the side of a mountain on Feb. 18, killing everyone on board. The twin-engine turbo-prop airplane was flying from Tehran, in northern Iran, to Yasuj, in the south.

Poor weather conditions and difficulty in reaching the crash site delayed recovery and investigation expeditions, which were ongoing at press time.