Ukraine's Boeing 737 crashed after taking off in Iran, killing all 170 people aboard

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Emergency personnel working near the wreckage of Ukraine International Airlines' PS752 flight, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that crashed after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport on January 8, 2020, in this photo taken from a video of Iran Press. Iran Press / Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Ukrainian plane carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems shortly after takeoff from Tehran Islamic Airport Imam Khomeini, and all aboard were killed. , Iranian state television and a Ukrainian official said.

A Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine international airline crashed near the airport and caught fire. A Ukrainian Foreign Ministry official in Kiev said all crew and passengers aboard were killed, citing information from the airline.

There are no official words from Ukraine International Airlines.

The fire is so heavy that we cannot (perform) any rescue … we have 22 ambulances, four bus ambulances and a helicopter at this site, Mr. Pir Pirsese Koulivand, the head of Iran's emergency service, told Iranian state television.

Reza Jafarzadeh, spokesman for the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, told state television that the number of passengers on the flight was 170.

According to the flight tracking service FlightRadar24, the plane that crashed was Flight PS 752 and was flying to Kiev. This aircraft is three years old and is a Boeing 737-NG.

IRNA said according to preliminary information, the plane went to Kiev … and …

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