Boeing 737 airplane with 180 aboard crashes in Iran

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jan 08, 2020, 09.19 AM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

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According to reports, the airplane crashed shortly after its take-off due to some technical snag.

A Ukrainian airplane, a Boeing 737, crashed with as many as 180 passengers on board after taking off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport in the capital city Tehran. 

According to reports, the airplane crashed shortly after its take-off due to some technical snag. More information on the incident is awaited. 

The airplane belonged to Ukraine International Airlines. 

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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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. 

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. 

(With inputs from agencies)