Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator    

Friday, September 01, 2006

.80 killed in Iran jet crash

Iranian state TV reports 80 people were killed when their passenger plane caught fire as it was landing Friday in Mashhad, in northeastern Iraq. The fire began after a tire blew out as the aircraft was landing, state television reported.
The Russian-made TU-154 was carrying 147 passengers. None of the crew members died in the fire, and other passengers were evacuated, state-TV reported.


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