Ukraine passenger jet crashes in Iran.
Ukraine passenger jet crashes in Iran. PHOTO | DW

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran early on Wednesday, Iran's news agency ISNA reports.

Most passengers on board have died, the head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services has said. 

"A Ukrainian passenger jet with 180 people on board crashed in Iran early Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini International Airport in capital Tehran,"  an airport official said.

The Boeing 737 aircraft likely crashed due to technical difficulties, state media quoted Ali Khahshani, a senior public relations official at the airport, as saying.

The flight from Ukraine International Airlines was bound for the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

A spokesman for Iran’s emergency services, Mojtaba Khaledi, said that ambulances were dispatched to the crash site south of Tehran

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