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A Ukrainian Boeing-737 with 180 people onboard has crashed in Iran, according to local media.

The aircraft belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed just after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, said the Fars state news agency.

Preliminary reports suggest that the plane was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

It is unclear whether the incident is linked to the Iran-US confrontation.


  1. This is a terrible tragedy. How or why it happened is a matter of conjecture. But happening just after an Iranian missile attack on a US base appears highly suspicious.
    I feel so sorry for the loved ones of those on board. As if Ukraine hasn’t got enough pain already!

    • We may have to wait up to ten hours until the Pentagon has an analysis and radar. And let me already guess in advance, the black box was destroyed during the crash… Iran will say…

  2. Video shows the plane in flames before it hit the ground. It now seems likely that the plane has been shot down.

    • Without any doubt. UIA and its fleet are totally reliable. And why this crash in Iran, and why during Iran’s shelling of US bases in Iraq?…

  3. A tragedy, might be time to consider avoid certain parts of the world i think.
    No more flights and so on.

  4. A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed Wednesday near an airport in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported. There was no immediate word on casualties.

    The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, the report said. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues, it added, without elaborating.

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

    “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.”

    State TV earlier said there were 180 passengers and crew aboard. 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.

    © Associated Press

  5. It’s still early in the morning, but now that i can see colors again i must say that this deeply hurts me. We lost many good people today. May god bless their souls and give strength to their relatives! 👼

    • It seems that the FAA issued a warning yesterday. It is perplexing and deeply sad that this flight took place at all. :-

      TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is barring U.S. pilots and carriers from flying in areas of Iraqi, Iranian and some Persian Gulf airspace.

      The agency is warning of the “potential for miscalculation or mis-identification” for civilian aircraft amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The emergency flight restrictions follow ballistic missile strikes Tuesday on two Iraqi bases that house U.S. troops.

      Such restrictions are often precautionary in nature to prevent civilian aircraft from being confused for ones engaged in armed conflict. The FAA says the restrictions are being issued due to “heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East, which present an inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations.”

      • It seems the irainians thought the plane was a US aircraft. MH-17 comes to mind, when the russians thought it was a ukrainian military plane and shot it down…

        • It looks 99% certain that the plane was brought down. Another poster refers to the use of an F 14, of which Iran has several from the days of the Shah. The question is whether they will follow the Russian example and issue a blizzard of bullshit, lies and conspiracy theories, or show that they are not total filth like the putler regime; ie admit responsibility and pay compensation immediately, without years of legal wrangling.

          • The BS has started already. Iranian TV say an engine failure was cause of the crash. Not sure how they come to that conclusion so quickly, especially as the plane is only 3 years old.

            • ‘Qassem Biniaz, a spokesman for Iran’s Road and Transportation Ministry, said a fire struck one of the plane’s engines, causing the pilot to lose control of the aircraft, sending it crashing to the ground. Ukrainian officials meanwhile said they are still working to confirm the circumstances surrounding the incident.’
              No doubt there were a significant number of Ukrainians aboard, including flight crew. However, it appears the majority were Iranian students returning from the winter holidays.

              • I read the pilot declared no emergency, which is strange for a plane with an engine on fire. The only other reson he couldn’t declare an emergency is if the plane was shot down.

                • From the DM:
                  ‘Reports in Ukraine said there were 73 Canadians and 71 Iranians on board as well as 15 Ukrainians, three Britons and several other Europeans.
                  Video footage tweeted by the BBC’s Iran correspondent, Ali Hashem, appeared to show the plane already burning in the sky before it crashed in a massive explosion.
                  It sparked speculation that the jet could have been shot down accidentally by nervous Iranian air defence soldiers, hours after Iran fired 15 ballistic missiles at US bases in Iraq.
                  Iranian officials said the pilot had lost control of the Boeing jet after a fire struck one of the plane’s engines, but did not say what caused the fire.’

                  • I should imagine the US have plenty of satellite coverage over Iran at the moment, and will know exactly what went on. Kolomoisky has been quiet up to now. Seeing he is a jew, one of his planes would make a very nice target for Iranian terrorists.

      • The warning appears to have been issued for US carriers only. It would have been very professional to issue the warning for all airliners worldwide. And why did european airliners not follow the FAA warning? The idiots who were sleeping now have 173 bodies on their account.

      • Getting better. Just read the FAA report:

        ‘There is an increased risk that an aircraft could be identified incorrectly.’

        I’m speechless. What is Zelensky doing all day except for pardoning criminals and corrupt scum???

  6. If the Iranians did shoot this plane down, it was a false flag operation, seems most of the passengers were Iranians, This is according to Iranian TV, which is about as honest and reliable as Russian TV.

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