Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashes near Tehran

A Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International Airline plane believed to be carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Wednesday morning. It’s believed there are no survivors.

Details: Officials in Ukraine said 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedish, four Afghan, three German and three British nationals were aboard the Kyiv-bound Flight 752 when it crashed, per AP. The airline said an investigation would be conducted into the crash involving authorities from Ukraine, Iran and Boeing representatives.

What they’re saying: Boeing said in a statement, “We are aware of the media reports out of Iran and we are gathering more information.”

The big picture: The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency restriction on Tuesday prohibiting U.S. civil aviation operators from flying in airspace over Iraq, Iran, and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman after the Iranian military struck two Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are stationed.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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