Iran Tu-154 hits mountains

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An Iranian domestic flight from Tehran to Khorrambad, a western provincial capital, crashed in mountains on 12 February during its descent to its destination airport.

Operated by Iran Air subsidiary Iran Air Tours, the Tupolev Tu-154M (EP-MBS), leased from Russia's Vnukovo Aircraft Repair factory, was reported to be carrying 117 people. All are believed to have died. The wreckage, according to local witnesses, is widely scattered on an inaccessible mountain "close to the airport".

Iran Air Tours operates 15 leased Tu-154Ms.