The State Aviation Service of Ukraine conducted an unscheduled check of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA). The reason for the revision was the recent plane crash in Iran, State Aviation Service stated this in response to UNN’s request.
"The State Aviation Service was conducting an unscheduled check of PJSC Ukraine International Airlines from January 9 to January 11, on the order of the State Aviation Service from January 8, 2020, № 13," the message reads.
The department noted that the inspection was conducted in order to maintain the level of flight safety and execute prevention activities in aviation.
It is also reported that the airworthiness review of the entire civilian fleet will be conducted by the State Aviation Service in accordance with the schedule of inspections.
As we reported earlier, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 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.