All on board Ukrainian plane in Tehran crash dead

By khalidy at 2020-01-08 • 0 collector • 552 pageviews

A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues.

All crew and passenger on board the Ukrainian airliner in Iran were dead, a Ukraine foreign ministry official confirmed, citing information from the carrier. The airline has suspended flights to Tehran indefinitely..

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, who cancelled his trip to Oman, expressed his condolences to relatives of those killed, adding embassy officials were clarifying the circumstances of the tragedy.

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