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.