EASA recommends to stop flights in Iraq’s airspace

Source : 112 Ukraine

This precaution measure is recommended after missile attack of Iran on the U.S. military bases
23:34, 8 January 2020

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European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recommended the air companies to stop the flights in the airspace of Iraq after missile attacks of Iran on the American military bases as Reuters reported.

Moreover, EASA stated that they shared this recommendation with the national authorities as the precautionary measure during holding of full estimation of the situation in the region.

On January 8, Iran shelled two American military bases. Pentagon confirmed the attack. Over dozens of missiles were launched.

Related: U.S. is ready to provide Ukraine will all necessary aid due to PS752 crash, - Pompeo

As we reported before, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 180 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash of Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.

Preliminary, there were 167 passengers and nine crew members. The International Airlines of Ukraine published the names of the crew members deceased in the result of the crash. Later the air company published the list of passengers of PS752.

Besides, Ukraine stops flights of Ukrainian airlines in the airspace of Iran from midnight on January 9, 2020.

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