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Iran Air Tours Tu-154M crashes on landing, 29 passengers confirmed dead
An Iran Air Tours Tu-154M with 148 passengers and crew aboard crashed on landing Friday afternoon in Mashhad, where it skidded off a runway and caught fire, killing at least 29 passengers.
It is believed that the flight crew and more than 100 passengers escaped or were rescued from the burning aircraft. The domestic flight, operated by the tour arm of flag carrier Iran Air, originated in Bandar Abbas.