Couertesy of Reuters:
Fair use excerpt:
"TEHRAN - A Tupolev passenger aircraft crashed in northwestern Iran on Wednesday and 168 people on board were killed, Iranian media reported.
The Caspian Airlines aircraft was carrying 153 passengers and 15 crew, Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for Iran's aviation organization, told state television."
According to sources, the aircraft was built in 1987 which leads me to believe that it's either EP-CPG (c/n 87A-748) or UP-T5407 (c/n 87A-754), both of which are currently operated by Caspian.
More news as-and-when.
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Seems now that the aircraft involved was EP-CPG (c/n 87A-748).
[photo credit: Konstantin von Wedelstaedt / Airliners.net]