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Iranian jet 737 crashed, Ukraine International Airlines killed 176, Iran denies missile shot down

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Iran’s semi-official media Fars reported on January 8 that Ukraine International Airlines, a 737 passenger aircraft carrying 180 people, was at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. ) Crash after takeoff. It reportedly crashed due to technical problems. Iranian state-run television reported the deaths of 176 people, including.

Earlier reports said that the passenger plane was hit by a missile. The Iranian Republic News Agency reported that the head of the Communication and Information Center of the Iranian Ministry of Roads and Urban Construction stated that the cause of the crash shortly after take-off was a fuselage fire caused by engine failure. The air exploded.

The aircraft involved was a flight of Ukraine International Airlines PS752. At 6:12 a.m. local time from Imam Khomeini International Airport south of Tehran to Kiev, Ukraine, an accident occurred shortly after takeoff.

The flight involved was operated by a Boeing 737-800. Including the crew, the passenger aircraft carried a total of 180 people.

According to Planespotters.net, the aircraft number is UR-PSR and the age is 3.6 years.

A video circulated on Twitter allegedly of the crash showed a big explosion as soon as the plane hit the ground. The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society said no survivors could be found at the scene.


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