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Close to 200 people dead in Iran plane crash Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 25, 2021

Iranian authorities said on Wednesday that everyone on board a Ukrainian plane that crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport was dead.

The airplane was carrying at least 170 people, according to state TV.

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Iranian civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said an investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran.

Several reports said the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital.

It was too early to know what caused the plane to crash, but many speculated thst it could have been caused by mechanical issues.

“After taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, it crashed between Parand and Shahriar,” Jafarzadeh said. “An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced.”

AP quoted state TV as earlier saying there were 180 passengers and crew aboard, adding that the discrepancy could not be immediately reconciled.

“Flight data from the airport showed a Ukrainian 737-800 flown by Ukraine International Airlines took off Wednesday morning, then stopped sending data almost immediately afterward, according to website FlightRadar24. The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment,” AP added.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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