On 8th January 2020, 737-800 Boeing Ukrainian plane with number flight 752 crashed in Iran and killed all passengers besides 9 crew members in sum of 176 persons immediately.
According to Associated Press the crew of this jetliner never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back.
The crash occurs some hours after Iranian missiles hit the US bases in Iraq, Associated Press reports.
The Ukrainian International Plane took off at 6:12 am on Wednesday after one our delay which is usual in Imam Khomeini Airport in Iran then crashed at 6:18 from 8000 feet in nearby area of Tehran, between Parand and Shahriar.
Iran called mechanical malfunction for this crash but the other theories suggested by Ukraine or other countries such as missile attack has not been proved. The cause has remained unknown specially because the ‘black box’ which restores sensitive data has been partly damaged and lost some memory in this crash. Anyway other countries specially US has asked Iran to render the box to France for more investigation. A crew including Iranian and Ukrainian members are assembled for investigation but no result has come up by now.
AP reports that eyewitnesses including another plane crew passing above this plane has testified that the plane had been on flame before falling on the ground, so the idea that plane might be hit by terrorist attack came up but no group is held responsible by now. Iran Aviation Organization says the possibility of missile attack is impossible because many other planes has been flying in the same height on the air at the same time. Tasnim: They say if missile hit a target, the debris and large number of plane parts spread in a vast area not like this one that is concentrated in one location and it would be a momentary explosion not firing one point of plane like this.
ISNA- Iran suppose that technical malfunction has caused flame and because of fire and electrical wire burns, the cables has been damaged and made it impossible to contact the control.
Based on ISNA reports the investigation is under taken in Iran with Ukrainian experts and some other countries supports to recover the ‘black box’ and load the memory. They said they have enough authority and technology to recover the investigation in Iran and based on international law they have the right to hold the investigation in Iran, where the crash has occurred and US may also attend in this investigation but needs to have a prior permission from SENA.
82 Iranians including international students, 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians were killed in this aviation disaster. Iranian international students attending Canadian universities had been on board who were leaving Iran to go back Canada through Kyiv after New Year break.
According to ISNA News Agency-15 students of the highest ranked university of Iran, Sanaati Sharif, who have been attending the foreign universities of Canada and been killed in this crash. 31 Alberta students, two Iranian-Canadian university professors, Padram Musavi, Mojgan Daneshmand died with their children in this crash.
Arash Pur-Zarrabi and Puneh Gorgi recently married couple died on their way back to Canada.