World Bulletin / News Desk
At a press briefing, Isfahan Governor Mohsen Mehralizadeh said the bodies of 32 passengers had been recovered so far, according to Iran’s Mehr news agency.
Recovered bodies, he said, were being removed by car since helicopters have been unable to land at the crash site due to adverse weather conditions.
As many as 80 search-and-rescue teams have been tasked with recovering bodies from the crash site in Isfahan’s Mount Dena region, according to the Iranian Red Crescent Society.
Along with helicopters, unmanned aerial drones have also been employed in the search efforts.
On Sunday, an Iran Aseman Airlines passenger plane flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj went down in Isfahan’s Semirom district, killing all 66 people aboard.
Iran has suffered a string of aviation disasters in recent years, due in part to its aging aircraft fleet, which it has struggled to modernize despite years of U.S. sanctions.