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Iran Jet Crash Leaves Mystery With Probe Curbed by Tensions

  • Ukrainian Boeing 737 came down near Tehran, killing 176 people
  • Iran blames engine fire amid missile assault on American bases
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Boeing 737 Bound for Ukraine Crashes in Iran, Leaves No Survivors
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As investigators sift through the charred wreckage of a jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, contradictory reports have emerged about what might have caused the Boeing Co. 737-800 to abruptly plunge out of the sky.

Iranian authorities initially blamed “technical” causes then said an engine fire most likely led to the loss of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, killing all 176 people on board. The Ukrainian embassy in Tehran at first ruled out terrorism, then amended its statement to offer no comment on possible causes.