According to Iran’s state television, there are “no survivors”.
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Earlier today, 8 January, a Ukrainian airliner carrying 180 passengers and crew memebers crashed near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Iran
It crashed shortly after take-off, with CNBC reporting via Iran’s Fars News Agency saying it “crashed due to technical problems”
Allegedly the first photos of the crash site of Ukraine flight that fell outside Tehran, according to Iran’s semi-official news agencies. Credit is @Tasnimnews_Fa and @isna_farsi, which says survivors are unlikely, but no residential homes affected, citing Red Crescent. pic.twitter.com/xaat8enAaj
— om ‘ℂonnor (@ShaolinTom) January 8, 2020
The plane, PS752, was just three years into service after it was delivered new to Ukraine International Airlines in 2016
According to FlightRadar24, the PS752 was operated by a 737-800 registered UR-PSR.
CNBC clarified that the 737-800 is a type of Boeing 737 that came before the 737 Max, the type that regulators grounded in March last year after two fatal crashes in a span of five months.
Iran’s ISNA news agency posted a video showing a faint glow of light flickering in the dark shortly before a huge fireball was seen
There are no survivors, reported Iran’s state television
Al jazeera reported Iran’s Red Crescent saying that there was no chance of finding survivors, with images posted on social media indicating that there were no survivors.
“An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced. We will give more reports in upcoming bulletins,” Reza Jafarzadeh, spokesman of the Iranian Aviation Organisation was quoted saying by Al jazeera.
اجساد مسافران پرواز تهران – کیف در حال جمعآوری استرئیس اورژانس کشور درباره سقوط #هواپیمای_اوکراینی در حوالی فرودگاه امام:تمام مسافران جان خود را از دست دادهاند. اجساد در حال جمعآوری است تا به پزشکی قانونی منتقل شود./ایسنا pic.twitter.com/3r4nNQcNwm
— خبرآنلاين (@khabaronlinee) January 8, 2020
Meanwhile, it was reported that the passenger plane crashed hours after Iran launched a retaliatory attack on two US bases in Iraq.
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