- Earlier, an airplane of the Ukraine International Airline crashed just minutes after its take-off
- The tragic incident happened in Iran on Wednesday with about 170 people onboard
- Officials claimed that rescue teams were already sent to the crash site near the Imam Khomeini airport
- It has also been reported that most of the passengers passed away due to the tragic accident
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A Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane crashed shortly after its take-off from Imam Khomeini airport in Iran on Wednesday.
KAMI learned that the plane had at least 170 people on board, including the passengers and the crew.
In a report by CNN, head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services Pirhossein Koulivand claimed that almost all the passengers passed away due to the tragic incident.
Koulivand said that the crash happened in between the cities of Parand and Shariar.
Rescue teams were already sent to the crash site near the airport.
"The plane is on fire but we have sent crews ... and we may be able to save some passengers,” Koulivand said.
According to Reuters, Iran's Red Crescent claimed that it is possible that all of the passengers were killed in the incident.
"Obviously it is impossible that passengers are alive," the head of Red Crescent told semi-official news agency ISNA.
Ukraine International Airlines operations daily flight from Tehran, Ira, to Kyiv, Ukraine. The Boeing 737-800 is among the previous generations of the Boeing 737 jets.
Meanwhile, the Boeing 737 Max model has been grounded worldwide since March 2019 after two plane crashes of the same model happened minutes after its take-off.
In a previous report by KAMI, Iran has launched missiles attack at the US forces based in Iraq following the death of their country’s top general.
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