Ukraine Plane Crash In Iran Killed All People On Board Immediately

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.

President Trump expressed his condolences for the loss of life in the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash.

Canada Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, expressed his condolences to family and friends of this tragedy victims and issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Iran:

“This morning, I join Canadians across the country who are shocked and saddened to see reports that a plane crash outside of Tehran, Iran, has claimed the lives of 176 people, including 63 Canadians.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost family, friends, and loved ones in this tragedy. Our government will continue to work closely with its international partners to ensure that this crash is thoroughly investigated, and that Canadians’ questions are answered. Today, I assure all Canadians that their safety and security is our top priority. We also join with the other countries who are mourning the loss of citizens.”


Justin Trudeau visited some of Iranian victim’s family this week. Justin Trudeau held a vigil in respect of Iranian-Canadian victims of this crash who most of them had Iranian passport attending in Alberta, Ontario and B.C. universities. Thursday announced ‘Grief Day’ in both Canada and Iran in respect of people who lost their lives in this painful tragedy.

Canada Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced in a media conference on 9th January that Canada is serious to probe to the bottom of investigation and they have one of the best expertise aviation investigation team in such cases that are going to attend in this investigation in Iran ignoring any diplomatic situation. 

On 10th January Iranian Air-Force Chief Commander announced that the plane has been shot by human mistake by Iran base that had been on guard after missiles had been launched by both countries of Iran and Iraq. He said Sepah Pasdaran had warned several times that the air is not safe for planes and the area needed to be cleared between the bases. He said that the sentinel  solder in an Iranian base had seen the plane at the date and supposed that it’s been an enemy rocket. He had just 10 seconds to decide to hit or not while he wasn’t sure it’s been the enemy rocket. In a fatal moment he takes a wrong decision and shoots the plane with missile unfortunately.

On 11th January ISNA reported that Iran President has promised Ukraine to hold the persons in charge of their wrong decision consequences. 


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