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Ukrainian aircraft with 180 people aboard crashes after take-off in Tehran — media

According to the Fars news agency, the passenger jet crashed due to technical problems

MOSCOW, January 8. /TASS/. A Boeing-737 of the Ukraine International Airlines carrying 180 passengers and crewmembers crashed in the Iranian capital of Tehran shortly after its take-off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.

According to the agency, the passenger jet, which was en route from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, crashed due to technical problems.

A spokesman for the Ukraine International Airlines company told TASS that it had no information about the crash of its aircraft in Iran.

"We did not receive any information in this regard," the spokesman told TASS adding that "the flight from Tehran took off in line with the schedule and we have no more information."

Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of Iran's Red Crescent Society Morteza Salimi that there were zero chances of finding survivors at the crash scene.

"There are no chances that passengers have survived," Iranian news agency ISNA cited Salimi as saying.