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Ukrainian Boeing 737 with 167 aboard crashes on takeoff from Tehran, no indication of survivors

8 Jan, 2020 03:39 / Updated 4 minutes ago
source: https://www.rt.com/news/477687-iran-ukrainian-plane-crash/


Iran Red Crescent workers search through debris near the location a Ukraine International Airlines flight crashed in Tehran.
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A Ukrainian Boeing 737 bound for Kiev from Tehran has crashed after takeoff due to technical problems, Iranian media reported. Much of the regional airspace was cleared due to Iranian missile strikes on US targets in Iraq.

Flight radar information shows Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 abruptly disappearing after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini airport after taking off just after 6 am local time.

Matt Gjedde
@mdgjedde
Reading reports of a Ukrainian 737 down in Tehran within the last hour. Obviously no confirmation, but this one matches and the track log ends abruptly.
7:31 PM - Jan 7, 2020


Radar data shows the 737-800 crashing two minutes after takeoff. Multiple Iranian agencies reported on the crash, blaming unspecified “technical problems.”

Flightradar24
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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://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ps752#23732569
7:48 PM - Jan 7, 2020


Mere hours earlier, the Iranian military fired off two volleys of missiles at US bases in Iraq in retaliation for last week’s drone killing of a senior Iranian officer. In response, US aviation authorities closed off the airspace over Iran and the Gulf region to all US carriers.

UIA is the flag carrier of Ukraine and serves almost 90 destinations. It began flying to Tehran in the summer of 2014.

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