Dramatic video shows flaming remains of Ukrainian plane


Grim footage has been released showing the burning wreckage of the Ukrainian airliner that crashed near Tehran shortly after takeoff, killing all 176 people aboard.

The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 went down after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of the capital into a sprawling field of flaming debris.

The 3-and-a-half-year-old plane carried 167 passengers and nine crew members from different nations.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said there were 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians – the nine crew members and two passengers – aboard.

There also were 10 Swedish, four Afghan, three German and three British nationals on the doomed flight, he added.

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