A Ukraine International Airlines flight taking off from Tehran, Iran, was downed by Iranian air defense and there are a large amount of deaths, some reports as high as 180, with CNN declaring 176. Apparently the aircraft was heading to Kyiv.
The Iranian government states the aircraft had ‘technical problems’ on takeoff.
Translation of above: Al Hadath: New footage of the Ukrainian plane crashing near Tehran airport and believed to have been hit by an Iranian missile. The speed data of the Ukrainian plane suddenly stopped which means it exploded, reported The Gateway Pundit.