Boeing said it was aware of media reports that a passenger plane had crashed in Iran and was gathering more information, Reuters reported. A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying nearly 180 people crashed near Iran’s Mhomeni International Airport shortly after take-off on Wednesday, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. At present, the casualties are unknown. CCTV reported that all passengers on board were killed.
According to the Tasnim news agency, the head of Imam Khomeini International Airport has confirmed the crash, saying a Boeing 737 with nearly 180 people on board crashed shortly after take-off. The cause of the accident was a “technical problem,” the report said.
In addition, according to Russian satellite network, Iranian airport officials said there were 167 passengers on board.
“The plane caught fire, and we have sent staff … and we have sent staff,” said Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency department. Maybe it could save some passengers. Reuters reported the information.
According to media reports, the ICAO spokesman said that the crash site in the southwestern suburbs of Tehran, there is already an investigation team at the scene of the accident. Afp said the Boeing 737 took off from Iran’s Mhomhomeni International Airport, originally destined for Kiev, adding that authorities had sent 10 ambulances to the crash site.
On January 8, local time, a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying nearly 180 people crashed near Tehran’s Khomeini International Airport.
A Ukrainian Boeing 737 carrying nearly 180 people crashed near Tehran’s Khomeini International Airport due to a “technical fault,” according to Iran’s Tasnim news agency. The airport official has confirmed the news. All passengers or all were killed.
A 34-second video posted on social media by Iran’s semi-official student news agency (ISNA) showed the plane with a red glow all the way down the air before it suddenly dispersed as it approached the ground, illuminating the sky. “The first video of a Ukrainian plane crash. The text, which was released at the same time as the video above, reads.
From the video above, the plane may have caught fire in the air after crashing.
According to FlightRadar24’s website, flight data from the airport showed that a Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines took off on the morning of the 8th and then almost stopped sending the data immediately. The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Earlier, according to the Associated Press, there has been an investigation team at the scene of the accident. CCTV News said Iran’s emergency medical emergency officials said rescue workers and rescue teams and firefighters have been sent to the scene of the fire is strong, firefighters try to control, but because the fire is too big to rescue, all passengers may be killed.
The Associated Press says the Boeing 737-800 is a common single-aisle, twin-engine jetliner for short- and medium-haul flights. Launched in the late 1990s, the aircraft was used by airlines around the world.