An Ukrainian Boeing 737 with 180 passengers on aboard has crashed in Iran.
Reports said the plane crashed Wednesday due to technical problems after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport, Iranian news agency Far reported.
The plane is operated by Ukrainian Airlines. There was no immediate word on casualties.
An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said.
The crash came hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting two bases in Iraq housing US forces in retaliation for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
More details later…