Wednesday, January 8, 2020

No survivors as Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran with 176 on board


A Boeing 737-800 plane carrying at least 176 people bound for the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, has crashed a few minutes after taking off from Tehran’s main international airport.
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Iran’s Red Crescent has said there was no chance of finding survivors. Ukraine’s foreign ministry confirmed that assessment.
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The plane took off from Imam Khomeini international airport at 6.12am Tehran time on Wednesday and went down about 10 minutes later.
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There were no early indications the crash was linked to Wednesday morning’s missile strikes on bases in Iraq hosting US and coalition troops. 📷: Rohhollah Vadati/ISNA/AFP

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