Iran: All passengers aboard Ukrainian airplane killed in crash near Tehran

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jan 08, 2020, 10.37 AM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airpor Photograph:( AFP )

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The airplane, a Boeing 737, which belonged to Ukraine International Airlines, crashed shortly after taking off for Kiev from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport due to some technical snag. 

All passengers onboard a Ukrainian plane, that crashed in Iran on Wednesday, have died in the mishap, news agency AFP reported citing Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency. 

Iran's non-governmental, humanitarian organisation, Iran Red Crescent, stated that there were no chances of finding survivors in the plane crash. 

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The airplane, a Boeing 737, which belonged to Ukraine International Airlines, crashed shortly after taking off for Kiev from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport due to some technical snag. 

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The plane was carrying at least 170 people on board. 

Meanwhile, the Boeing Company took to microblogging site Twitter and stated that it is aware of the crash of Ukrainian airplane in Iran and is in the process of gathering more information on the same. 

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Aviation giant Boeing has been facing a nine-month crisis after its 737 Max was grounded since last March following fatal crashes wherein over 300 people were killed. 

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Boeing 737 Max was grounded globally last year following two deadly crashes. 

On Tuesday, Boeing called for a simulator training for pilots of the 737 MAX before the resumption of flights.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 was grounded worldwide after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed in March 2019, killing all 157 people on board.

As many as 189 people were killed after a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crashed in Indonesia in October 2019. 

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