Jetliner Reportedly Carrying 180 People Crashes Near Tehran Airport

A Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 on the  runway at Munich airport in 2016. The plane is similar to the one that crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff on Wednesday.

The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomenei International Airport on Wednesday. Officials said the likely cause was mechanical problems.

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