Boeing 737 with more than 170 people onboard crashed in Iran shortly after take off

The Ukrainian Aircraft crashed shortly after take off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport . The plane was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv

An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location. Flight data showed the plane stopped sending data almost immediately after take off.

It is not clear whether the crash is linked to the Us -Iran confrontation. It happened few hours after Iran launched ballistic missile attack to the U.S troops in al- Asad air base in Iraq

The crash killed everyone onboard. Most of the nationalities that perished in this crash were Iranian students going back to school in Ukraine after winter break

Rescue teams have been sent to the crash site but the head of Iran’s Red Crescent told state media that it was “impossible” for anyone to have survived the crash.

The black box has been found at the site by the rescue workers , Iran’s state broadcaster reported. Already,Ukraine has organised special planes to fly to Iran to take back the bodies of those killed, pending Iran’s agreement, Mr Zelensky said.

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