According to Iran’s official news agency IRNA, a Ukrainian airliner with at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport.
A spokesman for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization told, Rescue teams have been sent to an area near the airport where the Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed, Reza Jafarzadeh.
We are following reports that a Ukrainian 737-800 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. #PS752 departed Tehran at 02:42UTC. Last ADS-B data received at 02:44UTC. https://t.co/qXWHUPGDTu pic.twitter.com/vuAi6TOqTp
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head of Iran’s emergency services, Pirhossein Koulivand told, “The plane is on fire but we have sent crews… and we may be able to save some passengers.” Jafarzadeh put the number of passengers at 170.