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All passengers, crew members killed in Iran plane crash

Boeing 737 plane belonging to Ukrainian airline crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport just after takeoff

Erdoğan Çağatay Zontur   | 08.01.2020
All passengers, crew members killed in Iran plane crash

TEHRAN

All 167 passengers and nine crew members on a Ukrainian 737 plane that crashed near Iran's capital Tehran early Wednesday have died, according to a state official.

The death toll had earlier been announced as 170 passengers and 10 crew members, but an airport spokesperson gave the revised figures.

The Boeing 737 plane belonging to a Ukrainian airline crashed near Iran's Imam Khomeini Airport just after takeoff, Pir Hossein Kolivand, an Iranian emergency official, told state TV.

The plane was bound for Ukraine’s capital Kiev.

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