150 dead in Iran airline crash


An Iranian passenger plane has crashed Wednesday in the northwest of Tehran, near the city of Qazvin. All on board are presumed dead.

The Tupolev aircraft belongs to the Iranian Caspian Airlines and was scheduled to fly from Tehran to Yerevan, Armenia when it crashed about an hour after it took off.

Press TV reported all 168 passenger are dead.

Qazvin Police Chief Hossein Behzadpour said Wednesday that all on board are “most probably” dead.

The crash occurred near Jannat-abad village near Qazvin.