Boeing 737 Crashes in Iran on Technical Issue, ISNA Reports

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08 jan. 2020, 05.02

(Bloomberg) -- A Boeing Co. 737 jet carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed in Iran due to technical problems shortly after takeoff, according to a local media report.

The plane was headed for Ukraine, ISNA reported. The website flightradar24 showed Ukraine International Flight 752 left Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport for Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport early Wednesday morning local time.

Boeing representatives couldn’t immediately comment.

Boeing is already mired in crisis following crashes in October 2018 and last March. Those disasters, which killed nearly 350 people, involved the U.S. manufacturer’s 737 Max jet, which has been grounded globally for 10 months.

(Updates with details of flight in second paragraph)

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