first published on January 8, 2020 by Will
A Ukrainian airliner crashed with 180 passengers and crew members on board shortly after takeoff from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on Wednesday.
Iranian state television reported that all on board the airliner were killed. The witness video below shoes the airliner burning out of the sky before a explosive impact into the ground.
سلیمی، رئیس سازمان امداد و نجات جمعیت هلال احمر درباره سقوط هواپیمای اوکراینی:
*مرکز کنترل و مدیریت بحران هواپیمایی ۶:۲۲ اعلام حادثه کرد که سریعا تیمهای عملیاتی اعزام شدند
*بعید میدانم کسی در این حادثه زنده مانده باشد
*خوشبختانه به منازل مسکونی خسارتی وارد نشده است pic.twitter.com/P4L90cqIN6
— خبرگزاری ایسنا (@isna_farsi) January 8, 2020
Photos Tweeted by Iran’s ISNA news agency shows a field scattered with debris and wreckage. The incident happened just hours after Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at US bases in Iraq.
The Ukraine International Airline Flight 752 was scheduled to take off at 5:15am from Tehran to its destination in Kyiv. However, the plane departure was delayed for an hour. An investigation is ongoing to figure out the cause the crash.