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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - NO ACCESS BBC PERSIAN/NO VOA PERSIAN/NO MANOTO 1 Tehran, Iran - August 10, 2014++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian, VOA Persian or Manoto 1 any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organization in Tehran.++1. Various aftermath of scene of plane crash, wreckage2. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Hassan Molla, eyewitness: (Transcript Below)3. Medium of scene, fire truck4. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Jalal Maleki, Spokesman for Tehran Fire Department: (Transcript Below)5. Various aftermath of crash scene6. Ambulance outside hospital7. Patient being wheeled in8. Unidentified relative of passenger, speaking about getting called about the crash9. Various of wreckageVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A REGIONAL PASSENGER PLANE ASSEMBLED IN IRAN CRASHED ON SUNDAY WHILE TAKING OFF FROM THE CAPITAL, TEHRAN.AT LEAST 39 PEOPLE WERE KILLED. STATE T-V SAYS THE PLANE'S TAIL struck THE CABLES OF AN ELECTRICITY TOWER BEFORE HITTING THE GROUND AND BURSTING INTO FLAMES, IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA NEAR THE AIRPORT.THE IRANIAN NEWS AGENCY REPORTS THE PLANE SUFFERED ENGINE FAILURE BEFORE IT WENT DOWN.SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Hassan Molla, eyewitness: "I suddenly saw a plane. There was a roaring sound. I felt something was landing on me. Like this. As soon as I stopped (my motorcycle) I fell on the ground, the plane was so near the ground. I saw everything clearly."A FIRE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAYS THE TRAGEDY COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE:SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Jalal Maleki, Spokesman for Tehran Fire Department: "We should be thankful to God that the pilot could move the plane away from the residential buildings by all means and fortunately did not crash over them."MEMBERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARD WORKED TO SECURE THE CRASH SITE AS SECURITY AND RESCUE PERSONNEL COMBED THE WRECKAGE.SEVERAL INJURED PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN TO TEHRAN'S IMAM KHOMEINI HOSPITAL.'WE WERE CALLED AND TOLD THAT THE PLANE HAD CRASHED,' THIS WOMAN SAID. 'COME HERE AND RECEIVE THE BODIES OF YOUR CHILDREN.'STATE T-V SAID THE BODIES OF SOME VICTIMS WERE SO BADLY BURNED THEY WILL NEED TO RELY ON D-N-A TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION.THE FLIGHT, OPERATED BY SEPAHAN AIR, WAS BOUND FOR THE TOWN OF TABAS IN EASTERN IRAN.IRAN HAS SUFFERED A SERIES OF AIRPLANE CRASHES IN RECENT YEARS, BLAMED ON AGING AIRCRAFT AND POOR MAINTENANCE.HANNAH BUCHDAHL, ASSOCIATED PRESS