Airline officials said most of the passengers were transiting through Kiev to other destinations. Ukraine International Airlines said it had indefinitely suspended flights to Tehran after the crash.
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Debris is seen from a plane crash on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2019. A Ukrainian aeroplane carrying at least 170 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main.
Ukraine had initially issued a statement claiming that the crash was due to an engine fire, but later retracted the statement. President Volodymyr Zelensky said that his government was considering several possible causes of accident, but urged the public against speculating and spreading conspiracy theories. Kiev has already dispatched investigators to Iran, according to reports.
The airline has never had a fatal crash before. The victims came from 7 counties, with most from Iran and Canada Ukraine's foreign minister, Vadim Prystaiko, said the victims included 82 Iranians.
The crash caused a massive explosion when the plane hit the ground, likely because the aircraft had been fully loaded with fuel for the flight to Kyiv, Ukraine.
The airline said the Boeing 737 had been built in 2016. It was Kiev-based UIA’s first fatal crash. “The plane was in working order,” UIA company president Yevgeniy Dykhne told a briefing in.
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Iran plane crash: Ukraine International Airline jet crashes killing 176 January 08, 2020 A Ukrainian Boeing-737 carrying 176 people has crashed in Iran and officials say there is no chance of finding survivors. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Kyiv went down after taking off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran at 06:12 local time (02:42 GMT).The majority of passengers were from.
Home News World 176 killed in Ukraine airline crash. 176 killed in Ukraine airline crash. By The Manila Times. January 9, 2020. Facebook. Twitter. Email. By The Manila Times. January 9, 2020. Facebook. Twitter. Email. TEHRAN: A Ukrainian plane carrying at least 170 people crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran killing all on board, Iran state media reported. The Boeing 737 had left Tehran.
Ivan Halopenko, the father of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 Capt. Volodymyr Halopenko, visits a memorial to the flight at Boryspil Airport in Kyiv. Flight PS752 was headed for Kyiv.
The airline expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the air crash and will do everything possible to support the relatives of the victims. With immediate effect, UIA has decided to suspend its flights to Tehran until further notice. As at 09:30hrs, UIA in close cooperation with the aviation authorities, takes all measures to determine the causes of the air accident.
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