The Ukranian International Airlines flight PS752 crashed in Tehran in the early hours of Wednesday morning. All 167 passengers and nine crew on board the plane heading for Kieve died according to Iranian state media. Footage of the plane crash shows the plane on fire as it fell from the sky and crashed to the ground.
The aircraft crashed reportedly three minutes after takeoff from the Imam Khomeini International Airport.
An investigation is currently underway for the reasoning of the crash of the Boeing 737-800 plane.
Iranian Fars News Agency said the plane suffered technical problems then went down after takeoff from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran.
It is unclear whether the crash is related to the escalating tensions between the US and Iran.
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The crash comes not long after the news that Iran had fired missiles at a US base in Iraq as retaliation for the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
Missles have struck multiple locations in Iraq where the US military are reportedly based.
In response to the attack, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to address this latest development.
President Trump said: “All is well!
“So far, so good!
“We have the most powerful and well-equipped military anywhere in the world, by far.
“I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”
No official report has yet been released on the number of fatalities, it is expected to have had a major impact upon the bases.