BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) _ An Argentine Boeing 737 crashed on takeoff Tuesday night, slamming into a nearby golf course and catching fire, officials and news reports said.

There was no immediate word on how many people were aboard the plane, operated by Argentina Private Airlines.

The plane crashed as it was taking off from Jorge Newberry airport, one of the city's largest airports, the area fire department said.

Television reports said the jet went up in flames after crashing into the golf court.

No other details were immediately available.