Army chief condoles over loss of lives in Iran plane crash


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed his condolences on the loss of lives in tragic Iranian plane crash, informed Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

“COAS condoles loss of precious lives in tragic Iranian plane crash. Shares grief of bereaved families and brotherly Iranian nation,” ISPR tweeted on Sunday.

All 66 passengers and crew aboard a plane that crashed in central Iran on Sunday are believed to have been killed.

The plane, operated by Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines, crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom after taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport, news agency ISNA quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying.

The ATR-made plane was on a flight to the southwestern city of Yasuj, and a spokesman for the airline said that there were 60 passengers and six crew members aboard.