Daily US times, Tehran: A passenger plane carrying 176 onboard crashed in Iran. There is no survivors of the crash, officials confirms.
The Boeing-737 crashed just after take off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. The plane beloned to Ukraine International Airlines. Flight PS752 took off at 06:12 local time and was supposed to go Kyiv. Most of the passengers were from Iran and Canada.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said victims were 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians including all nine crew, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Britons and three Germans.
The Ukrainian embassy in Iran said in a statement that engine failure caused the incident but lates it suspended the statement.
Rescue team has been sent to the crash site immidiately. Iran’s Red Crescent said there is no chance of finding survivors.
Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency services said, “The plane is on fire but we have sent crews … and we may be able to save some passengers”.
ISNA reported the crash was due to to technical difficulties.
Flight-tracking service FlightRadar 24 said that the plane had been in service for about three and half years.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condolences to the relatives and friends of all passengers and crew.
Why so large numbers of Canadian were on the flight, is not clear yet. The airline provides relatively inexpensive flights via Kyiv to Toronto.
A Boeing spokesperson said they are aware of the incident and gathering more information.
The Boeing plane crashed in a time, when Boeing is going through very tough situation. Their entire 737-Max grounded worldwide after two of the plane crashed in nearby time last year.
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