Tehran: A Kiev-bound Ukrainian Boeing 737 with at least 170 people on board, crashed on 8th Jan 2020 shortly after departing from the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini.
According to press TV, Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, said that the Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS52 fell off the border of Parand, a city in the province of Robat Karim.
According to the Semi-Official Persian News Agency, he said the accident was likely due to technical difficulties.
Rescue teams have been sent to the crash site, said Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, adding that the number of people onboard was 170 and not 180 as previously reported.
Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency services, added that “the plane is on fire but we have sent crews… And we may be able to save some passengers.”
Flight radar information showed that the plane abruptly disappeared just after 6 a.m.
No more information was immediately available. Take a look at the video of crash here: