By Leah Simpson For Dailymail.com
Published: 03:31 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 03:39 GMT, 8 January 2020
A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 passengers and crew has crashed near Tehran.
The airliner, said to be a Boeing 737, went down near Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, according to local media.
BNO Media reported the incident on Tuesday night and said Iranian media reported the plane suffered technical problems then went down minutes after take-off in Tehran.
The report came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was accused of threatening America with another Lockerbie after he