The location of the crash of Iranian civilian aircraft is in the heavily snow-capped Zagros mountains. The evacuation process of the bodies of the victims can only be done via land because of the difficult terrain.
As reported by AFP Wednesday (21/2/2018), Iranian authorities said no survivors were found at the crash site Iranian airline Aseman Airlines with flight number EP3704 it. The civilian plane disappeared from a 45-minute-long radar after taking off from Tehran on Sunday (18/2) local time.
Rescue helicopters finally found the crash site on Tuesday (20/2), after experiencing various obstacles due to bad weather. The wreckage of the plane carrying 66 passengers and the crew was found at an altitude of 4 thousand meters in the Dena area of the Zagros Mountains.
However height and unfavorable weather conditions make rescue helicopters difficult to land. The evacuation process of the victim's body can not be done via air and forced to do via land. Emergency personnel and Iranian soldiers took the bodies of the victims from the crash site near the summit to the road at the foot of the mountain.
"Currently, we are facing a blizzard and a cold wind at the peak and visibility is also very low," said Deputy Commander of the Army's Military Force Brigadier Nozar Nemati told local television.
"We decided that the bodies- the body that could be brought down will be brought down by military command or emergency officers, "he added.
In a separate statement, Isfahan Governor Mohsen Mehralizadeh mentions that only 32 bodies have been found on site. Seven bodies have been brought down by the first team on Wednesday (21/2) morning local time.
Local emergency authorities say, the presence of cracks in the ice surface and the risk of landslides make the evacuation of dead bodies very dangerous and time-consuming. 19659002] The cause of the plane crash of this type ATR 72 turboprop twin engine is still under investigation.
(nvc / bpn)