Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashes after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board

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On 8 January, a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran. The plane is a 3.5 years old Boeing 737-800 with registration UR-PSR.

All passengers onboard flight PS752 died, according to Iran’s state television. There were more than 170 people on board.

Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA reported the crash was due to technical difficulties.

UPDATE: CAO Iran confirms both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder have been found.

Airlines re-route their flights away from Iran airspace in the wake of the accident.

Nationalities on board: Iran – 82; Canada – 63; Ukraine – 2 + 9 (crew); Sweden – 10; Afghanistan – 4; Germany – 3; United Kingdom – 3.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families & friends of those 176 souls who have lost their lives.

Ukraine International Airlines confirms air accident in Iran

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