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Iran's passenger plane crash

Relatives of passengers on board Iran's airplane mourn at crash site

Relatives of the victims of the crashed Tupolev Tu-154 passenger plane mourn around the crater left by the crashed airplane in Qazvin, northwestern Iran, July 16, 2009. Full story

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Major air accidents since 2008

Feb. 21, 2008, a passenger plane belonging to a small Venezuelan airline company Santa Barbara crashed in the Andes just after taking off. All 46 people on board were killed.

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2009-07-16 18:44:34 GMT Xinhua English OTTAWA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Two Canadians were among the victims of the plane crash that happened in Iran killing all 168 people on board, a Foreign Affairs Department spokesperson confirmed Thursday in Ottawa.

Iran recovers third black box of crashed plane

2009-07-16 12:31:20 GMT Xinhua English TEHRAN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The Rescue Chief of Iran's Red Crescent Society said Thursday that Iran has recovered the third black box of the crashed plane, the local Mehr news agency reported.

Russian experts to join Iranians to probe passenger plane crash

2009-07-16 11:21:16 GMT Xinhua English TEHRAN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Aviation Organization Spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said Thursday that Russian experts will join Iran experts to probe passenger plane crash, the local ISNA news agency reported.

Black boxes of crashed Iran plane found

2009-07-16 06:50:55 GMT Xinhua English TEHRAN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Two black boxes of a passenger plane which crashed on Wednesday near the country's northwestern city of Gazvin were found, local English-language Press TV reported on Thursday.

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Relatives of passengers on board Iran's airplane mourn at crash site

2009-07-16 23:34:02 GMT Xinhua English Relatives of the victims of the crashed Tupolev Tu-154 passenger plane mourn around the crater left by the crashed airplane in Qazvin, northwestern Iran, July 16, 2009.

Iranian workers search at the site

2009-07-16 10:38:20 GMT SINA.com Iranian workers search at the site where a Russian-made Iranian passenger plane crashed just outside the village of Jannatabad, near the city of Qazvin around 75 miles west of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, July, 15, 2009. All on board were killed in Iran's worst air disaster in six years.

People gather amidst smoke and debris

2009-07-16 10:33:20 GMT SINA.com An Iranian passenger plane carrying 168 people crashed a quarter-hour after takeoff Wednesday, smashing into a field northwest of the capital and shattering to pieces, with State television saying all on board were killed.

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Venezuela sends condolences to Iran over plane crash

2009-07-16 01:57:27 GMT Xinhua English CARACAS, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The Venezuelan government expressed on Wednesday its condolences and solidarity to relatives of the victims from the flight 7908 of Caspian Airlines, which crashed early Wednesday morning in Iran.

U.S. expresses condolences over Iran's plane crash

2009-07-16 00:47:58 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Wednesday expressed condolences to relatives of the 168 people who were killed in a plane crash earlier in the day near Iran's northwestern city of Gazvin.