A turboprop operated by Sepahan Airlines has crashed in Iran, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) is reporting.
IRNA says there were fatalities in the accident, but has yet to confirm the number. Forty-eight people were on board the HESA IrAn-140, the agency reports.
The aircraft, for which IRNA gives the registration EP-GPA, reportedly crashed at around 09:45 local time today, shortly after taking off from Mehrabad airport in the Iranian capital Tehran.
It was operating on a domestic route to Tabas, says IRNA.
The IrAn-140 is a locally built variant of the Antonov An-140. It is assembled under licence by HESA in Isfahan.
Flightglobal's Ascend Fleets database lists Sepahan Airlines as the owner of EP-GPA, which was built in 2006 and originally operated by Iranian police.