The plane, which was carrying at least 170 people, went down near Tehran because of technical problems, killing everyone on board, the local news media said.

A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 carrying at least 170 people on Wednesday crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran because of technical problems, according to the Iranian state news media. Everyone on board died in the crash.
The plane was bound for Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, local media reported. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 departed Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran at 6:12 a.m. on Wednesday and lost contact at 6:14 a.m.
Footage shows a plane going down with a flash of light seen as it hits the ground. The area near the crash could be seen covered in smoke and fire. The plane reportedly was en route to Kyiv and crashed around eight minutes after take-off.
The crash came at a tense time in Iran, as political escalations with the USA had the country on edge. The F.A.A. banned American airlines from flying over Iran, citing the risk of commercial planes being mistaken for military aircraft.

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