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.
WATCH: Video shows Boeing 737 with 180 people on board on fire, crashing near Tehran pic.twitter.com/7cQMLF6bkY
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We are aware of the media reports out of Iran and we are gathering more information.
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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
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 06:10, 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 09:30, 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 on board 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).
An 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