Preliminary reports from Iran indicate that a passenger aircraft with over 100 people on board has crashed in the north of the country.

Initial reports had indicated the aircraft was a Fokker type but local media is also suggesting the aircraft was a Boeing 727 of Iran Air.

The aircraft is said by Iranian Government media to have been attempting to land at Urmia but came down near a large lake located on the eastern side of the city.

Iran's state news agency is reporting that the aircraft was flying in poor weather conditions when its track was lost from radar surveillance.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news