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Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran: Iranian media

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. 

More details to follow.

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