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Iran Plane Crash

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim of a Ukrainian plane crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital's main airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of Tehran into fields of flaming debris and killing all on board. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Horrific images emerge of plane crash that killed all 176 passengers, crew

A plane crash early Wednesday morning, near Tehran's airport, has resulted in the death of all 176 passengers, which includes 63 Canadians. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft was headed to Kyiv, and the incident happened shortly after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack at U.S. soldiers based on Iraqi bases.

The crash was first suspected to be the result of a mechanical issue, but the Ukrainian Embassy in Iran has recently said that the reason behind the fatal incident is not yet official. Two black boxes, which record flight data and audio from the cockpit, have been found following the crash, but Iranian authorities are refusing to make them available to Boeing.