In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, rescue and search team members search for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday in the Dena mountains in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Alireza Vasigh Ansari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
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Iranian search and rescue teams Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.The crash of the aircraft, brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years, was yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran, which for years was barred from buying necessary airplane parts due to Western sanctions over its contested nuclear program.Other Iranian news outlets and officials did not confirm that the crash site had been reached. State radio said five helicopters and five drones were active in the search operation. The 2015 nuclear accord with world powers lifted international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear enrichment program, allowing Iran to purchase airplanes and airplane parts.
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