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> The roads here aren't passable.>> Vehicles are here and lots of people, too. When we heard about it around 11 AM or 12 noon we searched all the village areas, but we didn't find anything.>> Some 70 local mountain climbers were also brought in to help crews navigate the rugged hills.
The Aseman twin engine turbo prop was on route to Tehran from the southwest city of Yasuj when it came down on Sunday. Since then state TV says more than a hundred emergency personnel have been deployed to the area, while two helicopters were twice sent out to look for remains of the aircraft, only to be turned back because of the harsh conditions.
But with each passing hour, the chances of finding survivors grows slim.