PS 752 plane crash: Rescuers find two black boxes at scene

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the preliminary information, 167 passengers and 9 members of the crew were aboard the flight. All of them are dead
12:16, 8 January 2020


Iranian rescuers find two onboard recorders at the scene of the Boeing 737 crash in Tehran. It was reported by the Iranian IRIB agency, citing Tehran's prosecutor.

"The prosecutor of Tehran is at the scene, said that plane's two black boxes had been found in Shahriari," the newspaper said.

According to the message of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the cause of the PS 752 plane crash in Iran was technical malfunction; the theory with the terror attack is ruled out.

Related: PS 752 plane crash in Iran: All dead, 32 of 179 passengers were foreigners, - media

"On 01/08/2020 approximately at 6:00 Tehran time (around 4:30 Kyiv time) after take-off from the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, Boeing-737 of the Ukraine International Airlines en route to Kyiv crashed. According to preliminary information, the plane crashed as a result of an engine accident due to technical reasons. Currently, the theory of the terrorist act is ruled out," the Embassy stated.

As we reported earlier, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 180 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason of the crash was a "technical malfunction".

As of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.

Related: Ukraine's civilian aircraft with 180 people aboard crashes in Tehran

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