A Boeing 737 has crashed during takeoff from Iran’s Imam Khomeini Airport, after reportedly suffering from technical problems during departure.
Information from Flightradar24 suggests that the aircraft was a Boeing 737-800 operated by Ukraine International Airlines, registered UR-PSR. On board the aircraft, which was operating flight PS752 to Ukraine, were 180 passengers and crew.
We are following reports that a Ukrainian 737-800 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. #PS752 departed Tehran at 02:42UTC. Last ADS-B data received at 02:44UTC. https://t.co/qXWHUPGDTu pic.twitter.com/vuAi6TOqTp— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 8, 2020
On a tweet (unverified) video below, it shows the plane was on fire while falling near Tehran.
According to Iran State Media, there are no survivors.
UPDATE Victims: Iranians 82, Canadians 63, Ukrainians 2+9 (crew), Swedish 10, Afghans 6, Germans 3, British 3.
UPDATE Both cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have been found.
UPDATE Iran will not give black box from crashed Ukrainian 737-800 to Boeing.
More information to come when available.
FAA has issued several NOTAM outlining flight restrictions that prohibit U.S. civil aviation operators from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.