A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 carrying 176 passengers and crew has crashed near Tehran.

Iranian state media reported that the Kiev-bound Ukrainian International Airlines flight #PS752 crashed few minutes after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 167 passengers and nine crew on board.

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  • UPDATE Cabin crew of crashed Ukrainian Boeing 737-800.
  • UPDATE Iran will not give black box from crashed Ukrainian 737-800 to Boeing.
  • UPDATE Both cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have been found.
  • UPDATE Victims: Iranians 82, Canadians 63, Ukrainians 2+9 (crew), Swedish 10, Afghans 6, Germans 3, British 3.
  • UPDATE Iranian sources say the Ukrainian plane did not contact the control tower.
  • UPDATE The flight #PC752 was heading to Kiev.
  • UPDATE The Boeing 737-800 (reg. UR-PSR) was only 3 years old.
  • UPDATE Ground witnesses observed a fire before the 737 went down.
  • UPDATE Flight data shows the aircraft reached an altitude of 7,900 ft and then suddenly disappeared at a ground speed of 270 kts.

Photos later published by Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency showed rescue officials in a farm field, with what appeared to be pieces of the aircraft laying nearby.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky expressed condolences in a message from Oman.

FAA has issued a NOTAM outlining flight restrictions that prohibit U.S. civil aviation operators from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

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