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.
We are following reports that a Ukrainian 737-800 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. #PS752 departed Tehran at 02:42UTC. Last ADS-B data received at 02:44UTC. https://t.co/qXWHUPGDTu pic.twitter.com/vuAi6TOqTp
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 8, 2020
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.