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BREAKING NEWS: Ukrainian plane crashes in Iran

Ukraine International Airline
A Ukraine International 737, similar to this one, crashed after takeoff from Tehran's airport

Twitter posts shows first video of crash

TEHRAN, Iran (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - A Ukraine International Airlines flight crashed just after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport Wednesday morning Iranian time.

Iran's semi-officials Fars news agency reports the Boeing 737 had 180 people aboard at the time of the crash. Reports sight unspecified technical problems.

Flight data from the airport shows the Ukranian 737-800 took off, then stopped sending data almost immediately afterward.

Video posted to Twitter by Iran's ISNA news agency showed a faint glow of light flickering shortly before a huge explosion was seen.

An investigation team is reportedly at the site of the crash in the southwestern outskirts of Tehran.

The crash comes just hours after Iran launched missile attacks on two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. personnel.

Stay with for more details on this developing story.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.


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