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Ukraine Passenger plane with 180 people on board crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 170 passengers and crew has crashed near Tehran just three minutes after takeoff.

The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport when it suffered 'technical problems', Iranian State TV reported.




The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport when it suffered 'technical problems', Iranian State TV reported.

According to reports, the plane was seen burning in the sky before crashing in a huge explosion.

Flight information shows Ukrainian flight PS752 - a Boeing 737-800 - taking off at 2.44am UTC (6.14am local time) and reaching a height of 7,925ft before the data abruptly ends.

An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, Iran's civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh told the Associated Press.

Images from the scene Wednesday morning indicated that it was unlikely anyone survived.

There was not much of the aircraft left in tact amid the wreckage in the field where the plane crashed.

The crash came hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting two bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces in retaliation for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 


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