18 AUGUST 2014
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At least 39 people were killed on Sunday 10 August when a Sepahan Airlines Iran-140 aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran's Mehrabad Airport on a flight to Tabas in northeast Iran. Initial reports said that all of the 48 passengers and crew had been lost, but state media later reported that some passengers had been injured and transferred to hospital.
The Iran-140 is a locally assembled version of the Antonov-140 twin turboprop, the airline itself part of the manufacture. Its safety record has come into question in the past. Sepahan Airlines has ceased flying, pending the outcome of an investigation.
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