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Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Iran, killing 176 passengers

Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Iran, killing 176 passengers.


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A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all aboard, state TV reported.

A Ukrainian Airlines plane crashed on Wednesday after take off from Tehran’s main airport , heading to Ukrainian capital airport, Kyiv.The crash killed all on board.The incident, which came hours after Iran launched missiles at two bases in Iraq.

The Iranian Islamic Republic news agency reported that a Ukrainian plane carrying at least 167 passengers and nine crew members ,on board crashed today (January 8, 2020) due to "technical problems"when a fire struck one of its engines ,The pilot of the aircraft then lost control of the plane after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital .


Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority, released to television state that the authorities sent rescue teams to  the airport where the Boeing 737 plane belonging to the Ukrainian Airlines crashed.

While Iranian television announced the killing of all those on board the Ukrainian plane in Iran.

The incident comes hours after Iran launched missiles at two bases in Iraq, where US soldiers are stationed.

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