The wreckage of the Aseman Airlines plane from Tehran that’s believed to have crashed on Sunday with 65 people on board, is yet to be found.
Iranian rescue teams are still trying to locate the wreckage of the plane on Monday as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search.
The plane disappeared from radar screens on Sunday 50 minutes into its journey to the southwestern city of Yasuj, and is believed to have gone down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom.
“Five units started the search operation in early hours of the morning, in -16 degrees (Celsius, 3.2 degrees Fahrenheit),” a local Red Crescent official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency.
“We are facing a total enigma. We do not know anything about the crash,” Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency shortly after his arrival in Semirom.
Military reconnaissance drones were also searching the area though no one is expected to have survived the crash.
Iran has asked European countries and China to help the search operation with their satellite imagery, the deputy head of the Iranian Space Agency, Mojtaba Saradeghi, was quoted as saying by ISNA news agency.