The Ukranian Airlines flight crashed near the capital of Tehran.
January 8, 2020, 4:46 AM
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A Boeing 737 passenger plane with 170 passengers and crew members aboard crashed in Iran shortly after take-off, according to Iranian news agencies.
The Ukrainian Airlines flight crashed near Imam Khomeini International Airport near the capital of Tehran early Wednesday morning, local time, due to technical problems, according to ISNA.
"After taking off from Imam Khomeini international airport, it crashed between Parand and Shahriar," spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh of the Iranian Aviation Organization said in a statement. "The number of passengers is 170."
"An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced." the statement continued. "We will give more reports in upcoming bulletins."
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