There are no survivors after a plane crashed near Tehran with around 180 passengers and crew on board.
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was bound for Kiev when it went down shortly after take off today.
Emergency responders rushed to the area but reported the fire was so heavy that any rescue was impossible.
The Boeing 737 (not the MAX) reportedly crashed after experiencing technical issues.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine confirmed there are no survivors. He says the country’s embassy in Tehran is now trying to clarify the circumstances of the crash. Boeing released a statement saying they are gathering more information.
The plane involved is a 737, but it is not a 737 Max that was involved in the two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia due to system failures.
Again the cause of this crash is under investigation, but there us widespread speculation the crash is linked to the missile launches from Iran.
Iran says it won’t give the black box from the Ukraine International Airlines crash to Boeing.
It isn’t clear whether Iranian officials dispute the legality of handing over the flight data recorder to Boeing or if they want to inspect it themselves.