Ukraine Int’l Airlines Plane Crashes in Tehran Shortly After Takeoff

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:31

All 176 people on board a Ukraine International Airlines' flight were killed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, Press TV reported.

According to the Press TV report, the Boeing 737 jet took off early Wednesday morning with 167 passengers and nine crews on board.

Iran’s Red Crescent has said there was no chance of finding survivors, and Pir Hossein Kulivand, an Iranian emergency official, later told state TV all those on board were killed in the crash.

The Boeing 737-800 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines took off from Imam Khomeini international airport at 6.12am Tehran time on Wednesday and went down about 10 minutes later, according to flight tracking websites.

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