Boeing 737 Crashes In Iran, Killing All 176 Individuals On Board, Official Says

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Individuals stand close to the wreckage of flight PS752.

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A Boeing 737 crashed after taking off from an airport in Iran early Wednesday, killing all 176 folks onboard.

Many of the passengers have been from Iran or Canada, officers stated.

Ukraine Worldwide Airways Flight PS752 to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport at round 6:10 a.m. native time.

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There have been no survivors from the crash, Iranian officers and rescue staff stated.

Ukraine’s embassy in Tehran initially blamed engine failure for the crash however later up to date its assertion to say a trigger couldn’t be decided till an official inquiry had been carried out.

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State media in Iran stated the aircraft crashed attributable to technical issues. In response to Reuters, Iran has stated it should not give the aircraft’s black field to Boeing.

Here is the “black box” from the Ukrainian aircraft that crashed close to Tehran earlier this morning. (Iranian state TV)

The aircraft crash passed off simply hours after Iran launched a sequence of ballistic missiles towards US and coalition forces at airbases in Iraq. There was no speedy info on whether or not the crash and the missile assault have been linked.

The Federal Aviation Administration within the US banned industrial flights from the area on Wednesday in response to the missile assaults.


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A relative of somebody onboard Ukraine Worldwide Airways Flight PS752 reacts on the Boryspil airport exterior Kyiv.

The elevated navy exercise and political tensions within the area would put civilian plane in danger in the event that they have been misidentified, the FAA discover to aviators stated.


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Rescue groups on the scene of the crash.

Ukraine’s international minister stated 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians have been on board the aircraft when it got here down, in addition to 11 Ukrainians together with 9 crew members, 10 Swedes, Four Afghans, Three Britons and three Germans.

Наразі нам відома наступна інформація щодо країн походження загиблих в катастрофі #PS752:
Іран – 82;
Канада – 63;
Україна – 2 + 9(екіпаж);
Швеція – 10;
Афганістан – 4;
ФРН – 3;
Велика Британія – 3.
Висловлюємо наші співчуття. Українська влада продовжує розслідування.

“The airline expresses its deepest condolences to the households of the victims of the air crash and can do every thing potential to help the kin of the victims,” Ukraine Worldwide Airways (UIA) stated in an announcement. “With speedy impact, UIA has determined to droop its flights to Tehran till additional discover.”

Ukraine Worldwide Airways confirms air accident in Iran
We categorical our deepest condolences to the households of the victims of the air crash and can do every thing potential to help the kin of the victims.
Discover extra information right here: https://t.co/gP3Ow4yWAq

In response to the Related Press, Iranian emergency official Pir Hossein Kulivand stated all crew and passengers died within the fiery crash and that authorities have been attempting to recuperate the our bodies.

The AP additionally reported that Qassem Biniaz, a spokesperson for Iran’s Highway and Transportation Ministry, instructed state-run information company IRNA that the aircraft had crashed after a fireplace appeared to strike one among its engines after take-off and the pilot misplaced management.

The jet crashed close to Parand, a metropolis exterior the airport, in accordance with flight radar.

We’re following experiences {that a} Ukrainian 737-800 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. #PS752 departed Tehran at 02:42UTC. Final ADS-B information obtained at 02:44UTC. https://t.co/qXWHUPGDTu

Boeing wrote on Twitter, “We are aware of the media reports out of Iran and we are gathering more information.”

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