: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainian plane with at least 170 aboard crashes in Iran


DUBAI – A Ukrainian airliner carrying at least 170 passengers crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, and all aboard were killed, Iran’s state television said.

The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into flames.

“The fire is so heavy that we cannot (do) any rescue… we have 22 ambulances, four bus ambulances and a helicopter at the site,” Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency services, told state television.

Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation, told state television that the number of passengers on …read more

Source:: AsiaOne

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