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All 170 aboard crashed Ukrainian jet dead: Iran

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

Tehran, Iran   /   Wed, January 8, 2020   /   12:35 pm
All 170 aboard crashed Ukrainian jet dead: Iran In this file photo taken on July 4, 2017 a Boeing 737-3E7 from Ukraine Int. Airlines lands at Israel's Ben Gurion International airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. A Ukrainian plane that crashed on January 8, 2020 shortly after take-off in Tehran was carrying 170 passengers, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported. The Boeing 737 had left Tehran's international airport bound for Kiev, the agency said, adding that 10 ambulances were sent to the crash site. (AFP/Jack Guez)

All 170 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed Wednesday after taking off from Tehran were killed, Iran's Red Crescent said.

"Obviously it is impossible that passengers" on flight PS-752 "are alive," the head of Red Crescent told semi-official news agency ISNA, adding that 170 passengers and crew had boarded the plane.