Ukrainian airplane crashes in Iran, killing all 170 people on board
8 Jan 2020 16:03:29
A passenger jet crashed shortly after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport with at least 170 passengers and crew aboard, IRNA, Iran's state news agency, said on Tuesday evening.
IRNA reported that the plane, flown by Ukraine International Airlines, was a Boeing 737-800. The agency reported that the plane had technical difficulties stemming from its engine.
The plane was headed from Tehran to Kiev, according to IRNA. Emergency Department spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi told the agency the plane was carrying 170 passengers and crew members.
IRNA confirmed there were no survivors.
In a post on Facebook, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered condolences to the families who died in the crash. He added that the country's embassy in Iran is "working to clarify information on the circumstances of the tragedy and the list of deceased passengers."
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