Ukrainian plane with 170 people aboard crashes after take-off from Tehran intl. airport

A Ukrainian passenger plane with at least 170 people on board has crashed shortly after take-off from the international airport south of the Iranian capital Tehran.

Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at the Imam Khomeini International Airport, said the Boeing 737 — which was bound for Kiev— went down early Wednesday in the vicinity of Parand, a city in Robat Karim County, Tehran Province.

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