Yet another plane crash! 40 killed in Iran plane mishap

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All 40 on board an Iranian jet have reportedly been killed after the crashed near an airport in the capital Tehran, state television reported.

IRNA agency said the crashed shortly after takeoff from Mehrabad airport on Sunday. [eap_ad_1] The news agency said the suspected cause of the crash was an engine failure.

Seven children were reportedly on board the plane.

The Taban Airlines was headed the eastern city of Tabas, the IRNA and Fars news agencies said, and crashed at 9.18 am (0448 GMT).

Mehrabad is located in a western suburb of Tehran and mainly functions as a domestic airport.

Iran has suffered a series of airplane crashes, blamed on its aging aircraft and maintenance.

In recent times there have been several crashes accross the world.