Boeing 737 Crashes in Tehran

167 Passengers and 9 crew members killed
Posted at 2:15 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 02:17:47-05

TEHRAN, Iran — A Boeing 737 carrying 167 passengers and 9 crew members has crashed near the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Iran.

The Ukraine International Airlines plane, bound for Kiev, went down during early Wednesday morning, shortly after take-off. All those on board were killed, says Iran's state run press TV.

Iran's semi-official news agency reported the crash was due to technical difficulties.

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