A Ukrainian airliner with 180 passengers and crew on board has reportedly crashed near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Iran on Wednesday.
According to the Iranian media, the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near Parand, a suburb southwest of capital Tehran shortly after take-off.
There were no immediate reports on casualties.
According to Flighradar24 flight tracker, the Ukraine International Airline Flight 752 was scheduled to take off at 5:15am Tehran time heading to Boryspil International Airport in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
The actual departure time was delayed for almost an hour at 6:12am.
A video posted by Iran’s ISNA news agency showed a faint glow of light flickering shortly before a huge explosion was seen.
نخستین ویدئو از سقوط هواپیمای اوکراینی اطراف شهریار pic.twitter.com/M3bZiLLryQ
— خبرگزاری ایسنا (@isna_farsi) January 8, 2020
More details to follow.