179 Confirmed Died in Airplane Crashed in Iran Wednesday - Focus News


Wednesday, 8 January 2020

179 Confirmed Died in Airplane Crashed in Iran Wednesday

A Ukrainian plane with 179 people crashed on board shortly after take-off from the international airport south of the Iranian capital, Tehran, killing all those aboard.

Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at Imam Khomeini International Airport, told IRNA that the Boeing 737 operated by the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), which was bound for Kiev, went down early Wednesday in the vicinity of Parand, a city in Robat Karim County, Tehran Province. The plane caught fire after crashing and all passengers were confirmed died.

The plane was said to have carried 82 Iranian and 63 Canadian nationals, 11 Ukrainian, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 3 Germans, and 3 Britons, Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Vadym Prystaiko tweeted.

According to the Ukrainian airline, the crashed Boeing was new, checked two days ago.

According to Channeltv, “The plane was manufactured in 2016, it was received by the airline directly from the (Boeing) factory. The plane underwent its last planned technical maintenance on January 6, 2020,” Ukraine International Airlines said in a statement.

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