Monday, February 09, 2015

Parts of tourist plane found in fishing net

TEHRAN – The landing gear and some other parts of a small tourist airplane that went missing in northern Iran a few days ago were found inside a fishing net in Shiroud on the Caspian Sea coast on Monday.

The two-seat tourist aircraft went missing around Ramsar, Mazandaran Province, on February 2 shortly after takeoff. It was carrying Saudi tourist Mohammad Khobaith. The pilot, Alireza Mahdi Qoli, was Iranian.

On Sunday, reports said that the pilot’s jacket and credit cards had been found by the seaside. On the same day, Ramsar Governor General Hossein Sarvari and officials from the county’s Red Crescent Society visited the families of the victims.

Khobaith’s wife said that she and her husband were spending their honeymoon in Iran and were visiting Ramsar to enjoy the beautiful area.