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No survivors after Ukrainian plane crashes outside Iranian capital

Tehran / There were no survivors from the Ukraine International Airlines crash on Wednesday near Tehran, according to the Iranian emergency organization.

The organization’s head, Pir-Hossein Kolivand, told local agency Fars that all of the 176 people – 167 passengers and nine crew members – on board the aircraft had died in the accident.

Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said preliminary information suggested there were 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, two Ukrainian passengers and nine crew members, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three Brits on board the aircraft.

The plane, a Boeing 737-800 belonging to the Ukrainian flag carrier, took off from the Iranian airport for Kiev but crashed soon after owing to technical problems, according to the latest available information.

Ukraine International Airlines confirmed the accident, saying flight PS752 disappeared from radars “a few minutes” after departure from Tehran.

“With immediate effect, UIA has decided to suspend its flights to Tehran until further notice,” it added.

The aircraft was built in 2016 and its last maintenance check took place on 6 January 2020, according to the airline.

It said it would publish a full list of passenger names once their presence on board had been verified.

The deputy head of the Red Crescent in Tehran Province, Ebrahim Tajik Nuri, said that they were informed of the accident at 6.22 am local time (2.52 am GMT) and that some 60 rescue teams were immediately sent to the site.

Two helicopters and 10 ambulances were also dispatched to the area, located between the exurbs of Shahed and Parand (located to the northwest of the Tehran metropolitan area), according to Tajik Nuri.

The Red Crescent official added that they had succeeded in extinguishing the fire caused by the crash and were recovering the bodies.

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, posted a message on Facebook confirming the death of all the people aboard the plane and expressing condolences to the families of those affected by the tragedy.

“According to preliminary information, all passengers and crew members had died. Our embassy is working to clarify information on the circumstances of the tragedy and the list of deceased passengers. My sincere condolences to families and loved ones of all passengers and crew members,” Zelensky said.

The aircraft’s manufacturer, Boeing, has been facing a deep crisis following two accidents involving its flagship 737 MAX model, causing a combined 346 deaths. The production of this model has been suspended.

The most serious plane crash in Iran in recent times occurred in February 2018, when an ATR-72 belonging to Iran Aseman Airlines crashed in a mountainous area in the center of the country, killing all 59 passengers and six crew members on board. (January 8, 2020, EFE/Practica Español)

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