A Boeing 737 passenger plane with 180 aboard crashed in Iran after take-off, according to Iranian news agencies.
Iran’s Fars News Agency reported that the Ukrainian plane crashed due to technical problems after taking off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport.
The plane belonged to Ukrainian Airlines, according to ISNA, another Iranian news agency.
CNBC has not been able to independently confirm the reports.
Boeing shares were lower in extended trading, along with broader U.S. stock futures.
The crash came hours after Iran launched a missile attack targeting two bases in Iraq housing US forces in retaliation for the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani last week.
This is a developing story. Please check for updates.