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Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran, killing all 176 on board

Shahedshahr, Iran —  A Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 people crashed Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran\'s main airport, killing all on board, Iranian state TV and Ukrainian officials said.  The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital when one of its engines caught fire, said Qassem Biniaz, a spokesman for Iran\'s Road and Transportation Ministry. The pilot then lost control of the plane and it crashed, Biniaz said, according to the state-run IRNA news agency. The Reuters news service reported that it burst into flames.  \"The fire is so heavy that we cannot (do) any rescue. … We have 22 ambulances, four bus ambulances and a helicopter at the site,\" Reuters quoted Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran\'s emergency services, as telling Iranian state television. Flight data from the airport showed a Boeing 737-800 flown by Ukraine International Airlines took off Wednesday morning heading for Ukraine\'s capital, Kyiv
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