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Ukrainian Boeing 737 flight crashes near Tehran, all 170 on board killed

Iranian state TV says that all on board were killed in the unfortunate incident.

January 08, 2020 / 08:26 PM IST

A Boeing 737 aircraft, carrying at least 170 passengers and crew, crashed reportedly due to technical problems shortly after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport on January 8, killing all on board the flight, as per Iranian state TV.


The airplane belonged to Ukraine International Airlines, it said.

An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.