A military transport plane crashed in a residential district in Tehran, at 6th of December, killing more than 100 people including many journalists and reporters who were air plane passengers.
Iranian government tried to blame pilot and American embargo as reasons for this tragedy but voices raised among bloggers, journalists a few pro republic Islamic sites such as Baztab ( I will talk about it below) and even some deputies in parliament against goverment’s negligence and irresponsible act. A new blog was created by brother of one of the victims to follow all news concerning this crash and to see where investigation leading us. Thanks to a Persian blog new reporter I came to know this blog: A Throat full of blades (Persian). Blogger says after all these days military reponsibles did not apologize yet. On his posts he has replaced the word comment by cry/shout. Let’s see why people are so angry with Iranian government:
Is sanction against Iran one of the causes of the last plan crash in Tehran Tuesday? asks Omid Memarian, journalist & Blogger. He answers
“Some of the Iranians bloggers have mentioned that US is responsible for the plane crash in Tehran and some of the others believe that’s the Tehran officials who don’t care about the health of the people in different ways…..I think both are true. There is no doubt about that Iranian government does not care about the health of the citizen. Tehran has been for two days off because of the air pollution. Is it the American sanction effects? Many people die during the year time because of the air pollution. Iran has the most died number of the road accidents in the world as the statistics indicate. Are Americans involved in that?….So, mismanagement and bad governance which is all over the country affected the people widely“.
Why this trip to Chahbahar was so important that a second pilot was found to send all these journalists to that place? Zeytoun asks. According to this blogger, They(journalists) were send to film a military demonstartion of followers of leader and arriving late could be considered as an insult to Leader. She thinks is why they were send at any price to that place.(Persian)
Why Clerics are silent asks pejvake khamoush a reformist cleric & blogger based in Qom. Our planes are out of order and both pilotes and passengers are responsible. He says why clerics don't talk about it to stop this kind of tragedies.(Persian)
Shahram Kholdi, UK based blogger says:
“There are rumours that when the IRIAF Hercules C-130 attempted emergency landing, the landing was delayed by the Mehrabad control tower because a “high ranking official's” plane was about to take off at the same time“.
Kossof , journalist blogger, writes:
“Thousands of mourners flooded central Tehran on Thursday for a funeral ceremony for at least 108 people killed in Tuesday's plane crash that the families of victims have blamed on poor safety procedures“.
According to Bazatb, (an Iran based popular conservative news site), many experienced managers and specialists in air industry were recently replaced by new faces without any experience. Baztab continues that this changing in industry can create more insecurity and risk for airplanes. (Persian)
May be we can conclude with Iran based blogger, Mr Behi, that air plane crash in Tehran: He says
“The level of negligence of Iranian authority is so ridiculous that only Iranian would believe it”.