ATR-72 air crash in Iran 18 February 2018 years
ATR-72 air crash in Iran 18 February 2018 years

ATR-72 air crash in Iran 18 February 2018 years


On February 18, 2018, in the Iranian province of Isfahan, a turboprop passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed. The aircraft, owned by the Iranian air carrier Aseman Airlines, flew from Tehran to the city of Yasuj, but shortly before landing, the plane crashed into a mountain range, killing 66 people, including six crew members.

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Specialists reached the crash site of the ATR-72. According to the latest information, many fragments of the aircraft were found at the crash site, as well as fragments of the bodies of victims of the plane crash, scattered over a vast area, which points to the fact that the aircraft crashed into the mountain range at high speed.

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The crew of the crashed airplane tried to make an emergency landing, however, apparently because of the technical malfunction, the aircraft collided with a mountain ridge.


Chronicle of the air crash ATR-72 "Aseman Airlines" in Iran


Last Sunday, a passenger plane ATR-72, owned by the Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines, carried out a flight from the Iranian capital to the city of Yasuzh, located about 600 kilometers from Tehran. Throughout the flight, the crew adhered exactly to the set course, and did not report any problems.



Shortly before landing, the aircraft disappeared from the radar of the dispatchers, and all attempts to contact the crew failed. After the search helicopters were sent to the alleged area of ​​the disappearance of the aircraft, it turned out that the passenger plane crashed into a mountain range.

The actual air crash is currently being investigated, while access to the crash site of the passenger aircraft is very difficult, which is primarily due to inaccessibility of the terrain and adverse meteorological conditions.


Preliminary versions of plane crash ATR-72 in Iran 18 February 2018 year


Specialists who investigate the causes and circumstances of the crash of an ATR-72 passenger aircraft belonging to the Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines, mainly consider two main versions of the tragedy, among which unfavorable weather conditions and a technical malfunction.


Unfavorable meteorological conditions



As follows from the official data provided by the Iranian meteorological services, at the time of the flight from Tehran to Yasuj, low cloud cover was observed, which significantly reduced the visibility zone. According to experts, this factor could lead to a plane crash, especially since, as it was possible to establish by the current hour, a passenger plane crashed into the mountain range of Dena, almost at full speed.


Technical fault plane



The technical malfunction of the passenger aircraft is another of the most probable versions of the plane crash that occurred the day before with the participation of the Iranian airline "Aseman Airlines". According to some reports, the aircraft refused the engine, so the crew until the last moment tried to bring the plane to its destination, especially since it was about 25 kilometers, that is, about 3-4 minutes of flight, it is possible that due to a malfunction the aircraft lost its altitude sharply, and thus crashed into the mountain range.

Experts believe that this version is likely, especially since two weeks earlier, because of engine problems, this aircraft already made an emergency landing, and therefore, the fault could again manifest itself.


Victims of the plane crash ATR-72 in Iran



According to official data, 72 people, including six crew members and 66 passengers, were on board the ATR-60 passenger plane, owned by the Iranian carrier "Aseman Airlines". Despite the fact that it was not yet possible to find all the victims of the crash, experts concluded that the strongest impact of the aircraft in the mountain range, led to the imminent death of all who were on board.

Considering the huge area of ​​the wreckage of the aircraft, the search for the remains of the victims of the crash will last at least a week, and genetic analysis may be required to carry out the identification procedure.

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