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Ukraine’s PM announces unscheduled inspection at Ukraine International Airlines

Source : 112 Ukraine

Other airlines will also undergo additional flight safety checks
08:05, 9 January 2020

Oleksiy Honcharuk
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An unscheduled inspection will be carried out at Ukraine International Airlines (UIA). The Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk reported it on his Facebook page.

"We are starting an unscheduled inspection of the provision of flight activity, maintenance of the aircrafts’ airworthiness, maintenance of aviation equipment and flight safety management system of CJSC Ukraine International Airlines," Honcharuk wrote.

He added that other airlines would also undergo additional flight safety checks. 

Related: Boeing 737’s black boxes to be deciphered in Iran

Meanwhile, the 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 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 for 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: Crash of Ukrainian Boeing 737 in Iran: Details

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