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    Iran's Civil Aviation Can't Confirm That Crashed Plane Wreckage Found

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    Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization cannot confirm information suggesting that some debris of the passenger plane that crashed in the country’s central Isfahan province was found, a source in the organization told Sputnik on Monday.

    "We do not confirm claims about the found pieces of wreckage of the crashed plane. We have not received any information about this," the source said.

    A group consisting of seven French specialists will arrive in Tehran later on Monday to search for debris, the source continued.

    "The Canadian manufacturer of the plane's engines has expressed its readiness to send a team of specialists for help upon authorization from Tehran," the source pointed out.

    The statement comes immediately after a source told Sputnik that experts had found some debris of the Iranian passenger plane that crashed on Sunday.

    READ MORE: Iranian Plane With 60 Passengers Onboard Crashes Near Semirom

    The plane carrying 60 passengers and six crew members crashed near the city of Semirom the day before during a flight from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj.

    All 60 passengers and six crew members died following the plane crash.

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