Flight PS752 , a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing-737 flying from Tehran to Kiev with 170 people on board has crashed minutes after departing Tehran International Airport. Iran’s Red Crescent said there was little chance of finding any survivors.
The embassy said on the Ukraine Foreign Ministry’s website that “According to preliminary information, the plane crashed as a result of an engine failure for technical reasons. Currently, the version of a terrorist attack is ruled out.”
UIA released a statement on their website saying that PS752 flight Tehran – Kiev, disappeared from the radar, just minutes after departure from Tehran International Airport. The aircraft departed Tehran Airport at 06:10 local Iran time.
According to preliminary data, there were 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board. Airlines are currently finding out the exact number of passengers on board.
As of today, UIA has decided to suspend its own flights to Tehran indefinitely. UIA has been working closely with the aviation authorities to find out the causes of the aviation incident. In parallel, the airline contacts the relatives of the passengers, providing all possible assistance in the current situation.
UIA stated that for information on boarding flight # 752, please call 0 800 601 527 (for calls from Ukraine) and +380 44 581 50 19 (for calls from abroad).
The airline went on to say that a ‘thorough investigation will be conducted with the involvement of the aviation authorities of Ukraine, Iran, representatives of the Boeing manufacturer, the airline, as well as the National Bureau of Investigation of Civil Aviation and Incidents with Civilian Aircraft in Ukraine (NBRCA). The airline will inform you of the progress of the investigation and the causes of the tragic event as soon as they are identified.’
More information can be found on the UIA website: https://www.flyuia.com/ua/ua/news/2020/uia-confirms-plane-crash-in-iran