Jan 15, 2019, 1:47 PM
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Leader expresses condolences over Iran plane crash

Tehran, Jan 15, Jan 15 – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the authorities, in his condolence message, to scrutinize the plane crash and find and deal with any probable weaknesses and errors.

'I sympathize with the bereaved families of the devoted members of Iran's Army who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash,' wrote Ayatollah Khamenei in his message.

Praying to Allah for their forgiveness, he added, 'It is necessary that the relevant authorities thoroughly scrutinize the sad incident and recognize and deal with the possible weaknesses, shortcomings and errors.'

A Boeing 707, carrying meat from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to Karaj, west of Tehran, mistakenly landed in Fath Airport and crashed and caught fire near the airport on Monday morning. Only one out of the 16 people on board survived the crash that is on hospital.

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