Report: 170 dead after Ukrainian plane crashes near Tehran airport

Iranian media: Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashes after take-off due to technical problems.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 06:54

Ukraine International Airlines airplane
Ukraine International Airlines airplane
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A Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed early Wednesday morning after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.

There were at least 170 passengers and crew members aboard the plane at the time of the crash, according to the report. All of them reportedly perished in the crash.

The plane crashed due to technical problems, according to the report.

At the end of December, a Bek Air plane with 98 passengers on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan.

12 people were killed in the crash, while at least 60 survived it.



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