January 7 2020 11:54pm

Iranian State TV announces passenger plane has crashed outside Tehran

A Ukrainian plane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed on Wednesday near an airport in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, the report said. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues, it added, without elaborating. An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said.

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