Another Boeing 737 Crashes, Kills 180 Passengers On Board
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Another Boeing 737 Crashes, Kills 180 Passengers On Board

Ukrainian Boeing 737 has crashed in the early hours of Wednesday. 

Eludoyin Oluwanisola

A Boeing 737 plane has crashed near Tehran International airport, Iran, shortly after take off

The Boeing 737 jet, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, took off early on Wednesday en route to the Ukrainian capital Kiev with 167 passengers and nine crew on board.

Earlier reports from Iranian state media had said 180 people were on board Flight PS752.

Eighty-two Iranians, 63 Canadians, and 11 Ukrainians died in the crash, according to a tweet from Ukrainian foreign minister Vadym Prystaiko.

There were also 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals among the victims, he said.

Thirteen former students of Sharif University of Technology, in Tehran, were among those killed, according to a tweet from the university.

The plane is a Boeing 737-800, a predecessor to the company's 737 Max, which has been grounded since March following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.

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