Plane Crash: 168 Passengers Believed Dead After Plane Crashes In Iran

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(CNN) -- A plane crashed Wednesday in northwestern Iran, state television reported. All 168 aboard were believed to be dead.

The passenger plane is thought to have crashed near the Iranian city of Qazvin, Iranian Press TV reported.

The Russian-made Tupolev plane went down near Jannat-abad village near Qazvin at 11:33 a.m. on Wednesday, the station reported.

All on board are "most probably" dead, the news station said, quoting Qazvin Police Chief Hossein Behzadpour.

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