At Least 39 Killed in Plane Crash in U.A.E.
An Iranian airliner carrying mostly migrant workers crashed as it prepared to land in the United Arab Emirates today, killing at least 39 people, local officials and an Iranian news agency said. The Kish Air plane, a Dutch-made Fokker, crashed in Sharjah, one of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates. The airline runs domestic and short-haul international flights from Kish Island, which Iran is promoting as a resort and free-trade zone. The Iran Aviation Organization, in a statement carried by the Iranian Student News Agency, one of Iran’s domestic news agencies, did not mention a cause for the crash, but it said the pilot had asked for an emergency landing. It quoted the aviation authority as saying that 39 passengers and 6 crew had been killed, and that two people had survived, both of them Iranians. Full Story