Update: The crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran was the result of an engine failure, not terrorism, the Ukrainian embassy to Iran says.
Shortly after the attack by Iran on US Military Airbases, local media reported a Ukrainian Boeing-737 with 180 people on board has crashed in Iran.
Iran’s Red Crescent said there is no chance of finding survivors.
Initial reports suggest that the plane was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
While speculation is certainly circulating that this may be connected to the recent missile launch by Iran on US military personnel, It is unclear whether the incident is in fact linked to the Iran-US confrontation.
Rescue teams have been sent to the area, near the airport, where the aircraft crashed.
The head of Iran’s Red Crescent told state media that it was “impossible” for anyone to have survived the crash.
How this crash will be used within the greater game of war that’s just beginning to unfold is unclear, but both sides could use this crash to support their case for further action against one another. As news comes in on the reported cause of the crash we will let you know.