Fire onboard flight caused plane crash in Iran, initial report finds

Posted at 8:54 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 10:54:06-05

(CNN) — An initial report by the Iranian Civil Aviation said a Ukranian jetliner was on fire before it crashed, killing all 176 people on board.

The Iranian report, citing witnesses, said the plane also changed directions after a problem and turned back toward the airport.