Mother and son from Toronto die in Iranian plane crash

Three-year-old was going to Armenia to visit his grandmother for the first time

Two Canadians died in a plane crash in Northern Iran that claimed the lives of 168 people on Wednesday. Torontonians Nana Antasyam, a 35-year-old piano teacher, and her three-year-old son, Edward Khachik, were on the final leg of a trip to visit Antasyam’s mother in Armenia. It would have been the first time Antasyam’s mother met her grandson. Iranian authorities are investigating the disaster, which occurred shortly after takeoff. They found two the three “black box” flight recorders, but both are heavily damaged.

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