Iran Aseman responsible for plane crash: CAO

Yasuj, March 13, IRNA - Iran Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) announced that Iran Aseman Airlines was responsible for the recent air crash of the Tehran-Yasuj flight.

CAO announced lack of attention to limitation of the flight hours for the pilot who had undergone surgery as the main cause of the accident.

Due to his heart surgery, the pilot had to follow a 9-month flight ban, it said.

In reaction to the CAO report, Aseman Airlines released a statement saying the late pilot was allowed to fly with a co-pilot and had no medical and operational limitation.

The Iran Aseman Airlines plane with 59 passengers and six crew members was flying from Tehran to Yasouj on February 18, but after 55 minutes it disappeared from radar about 14 kilometers from Yasouj Airport and all on board were killed.


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