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An Iranian airliner which crashed Wednesday killing all 168 passengers and crew plunged into the ground and disintegrated on impact, according to a security official.
Photos indicate the aircraft created a huge crater.
2 of 2 more photos » Images of the crash site showed a smoldering crater scattered with charred pieces of the plane and tattered passports.
Ten members of the country's youth judo team were aboard the Caspian Airlines plane, several sources including Press TV reported. The network said the dead included eight athletes and two coaches.
The plane "disintegrated