Another sad day, another crash.
Today – Caspian Airlines flt 7908, left Tehran, heading to Yerecan. Alas, it failed to make it, and crashed 16 minutes after take off with 168 souls aboard. Currently the makeup of the passengers is mostly Armenian, but not 100% accounted for.
The aircraft involved was a Tupolev, Tu-154M, built in 1987, and took off safely with no irregularities reported. It crashed 75 miles from Tehran, leaving a 10 meter hole in the ground, with wreckage spread over 200meters from the point of impact.
Image BBC News/AP.