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Ukrainian Plane Crash: 63 Canadians, 82 Iranian were among 176 victims

(Last Updated On: 08/01/2020)
147 Iranians, 32 foreigners lose lives in Boeing 737 crash
IRNA

WEB DESK

Sixty-three Canadian citizens 82 Iranians,11 Ukrainians, including all the crew were among those killed in the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has said.

“We express our condolences. The Ukrainian authorities continue to investigate” Prystaiko said.

Ukraine’s embassy in Tehran said engine failure caused the crash and there was no link to terrorism.

There were more than 170 people on board the Boeing-737. Mr Prystaiko said these included:

82 Iranians
63 Canadians
11 Ukrainians, including all the crew
10 Swedes
Four Afghans
Three Germans
Three Britons

However Iran Civil Aviation Organization said on Wednesday that 147 passengers on board of the crashed Boeing 737 plane were Iranians and 32 passengers were foreigners.

UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES PRESS RELEASE ON PLANE ACCIDENT IN IRAN

Today, on January 08, 2020, a “Ukraine International Airlines” aircraft while operating flight PS752 from Tehran to Kyiv disappeared from the radars a few minutes after departure from Tehran International Airport.

The aircraft departed from Tehran International Airport at 06:10hrs. Iran local time.
According to preliminary data, there were 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board. UIA representatives are currently clarifying the exact number of passengers on board.

Passenger lists will be posted on the airline’s website after final confirmation of their presence on board of the aircraft.

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. In parallel, the airline will be contacting the relatives of the passengers, providing all possible assistance in the current situation.

The flight was operated on a Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft (registration UR-PSR). The aircraft was built in 2016 and delivered directly to the airline from the manufacturer. The last scheduled maintenance of the aircraft took place on 06 January, 2020.

For information about passengers who were onboard of flight PS752, contact Ukraine International Airline by phone: (0-800-601-527) – telephone is free for all calls within Ukraine or for international calls (+38-044-581-50-19).

A briefing will take place for media representatives.
Place: Conference Hall of Boryspil International Airport.
Time: 08 January, 2020 at 10:00hrs.
Meeting place for journalists – Information Desk, Terminal D, International Flights check-in area.

Investigation will be conducted with the involvement of the aviation authorities of Ukraine, Iran, representatives of the Boeing manufacturer, the airline, and the National Bureau of Air Accidents Investigation of Ukraine. The airline will inform about the progress of the investigation and the causes of the tragic event as soon as they are identified.

Press Service of Ukraine International Airlines

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