Soleimani: 176 Passengers Dead As Ukrainian Airline, Boeing 737 Crashes In Iran

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176 passengers in a Ukraine International Airline, Boeing 737 have died following a crash.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran early this morning, Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

According to ISNA, the crash was due to technical difficulties.

They further reported emergency personnel are unable to access the crash site yet because it’s on fire, the head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services said.

Flight-tracking service FlightRadar 24 said in a tweet that the jet had been in service for about three and half years.

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