Iran’s civil aviation accident investigation bureau (AIB) released an “interim” report on February 18, 2019, on the deadly crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR72 in Iran exactly one year ago. This new report confirms the initial conclusions of the investigation and points at a series of human errors.
The ATR72 operated by the Iranian company Aseman Airlines was performing a regional flight from the capital of Tehran to Yasuj, a city in the Zagros Mountains. The aircraft, carrying 60 passengers and six crew members on board, was about to land when it crashed in a mountainous area at about 4,000 meters (approx. 13,123 feet) of altitude, killing all 66 people on board. Heavy snow suspended the recovery operations for several days.