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Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people ‘crashes near Tehran’

Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people 'crashes near Tehran'

A Ukrainian Airlines passenger plane with 180 passengers and crew on board has crashed shortly after taking off from Imam Khomeini Airport in the Iranian capital of Tehran, due to technical problems, Fars News Agency reported.

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An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said, according to the Associated Press.

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An Iran affairs correspondent for the BBC, reported the incident on Tuesday night and said Iranian Fars News Agency reported the plane suffered technical problems then went down minutes after take-off in Tehran.

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A Twitter video appeared to show the first footage of the Ukrainian airplane falling and fire from the scene.

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