A handout picture provided by the Iranian Red Crescent on Jan. 8, 2020 shows rescue teams working at the scene after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Photo by AFP PHOTO / HO /IRANIAN RED CRESCENT

The passenger jet that crashed minutes after taking off in Tehran on Jan. 8, killing all 176 people on board, was one of 19 flights that took off from the city’s international airport in the hours after Iran launched missiles at military bases in neighboring Iraq that housed American troops.

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