A Ukrainian passenger plane flying from Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport crashed due to technical malfunction, killing all 70 people aboard the plane.
"The plane crashed on the ground outside the Iranian capital, rescue workers are trying to extract the bodies from the scene," the US news agency Associated Press reported, quoting an Iranian official.
According to Iran's semi-official news agency Isna, one of the deceased Ahmar's volunteers said there were 170 passengers aboard the plane 'It is clear that it is impossible for any passenger on board the PS-752 to fly.'
According to Civil Aviation Spokesman Raza Jafarzada, the investigating team has launched an investigation into the accident, but airport officials declared the crash as a result of a technical error.
Ukrainian International Airlines flight 737-800 stopped sending data shortly after its flight on Wednesday, according to the airport's flight data.
According to Iran's state-run news agency Erna, the unfortunate plane was being flown from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital.
Remember that the Boeing 737-800 is a 2-engine ordinary aircraft used for short- or medium-haul flights, airlines around the world use thousands of these aircraft introduced in the 90's.
The Boeing 737 is older than the Max, which was grounded 10 months ago after a tragic accident.
In March 2016, the Fly Dubai 737-800 aircraft landed at Rostov-on-Don Airport, arriving in Russia from Dubai, killing 62 people.
In May 2010, 737-800 aircraft flying from Dubai to Indian Express crashed while landing in Mangalore, killing 150 people aboard.