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'No survivors' after Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran

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A Ukrainian airliner with 176 passengers and crew on board has crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport in Iran early on Wednesday.

Iran's state television said all those on board the airliner were killed.

According to the Iranian media, the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near Parand, a suburb southwest of capital Tehran shortly after take-off.

Iran's Red Crescent earlier said there was no chance of finding survivors. Images posted on social media also indicated that there were no survivors. Earlier reports said there were 180 on board the plane.

According to Flighradar24 flight tracker, the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was scheduled to take off at 5:15am Tehran time heading to Boryspil International Airport in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. (Al Jazeera)

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