Boeing 737 tragedy: Reaction of world media

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Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian airliner with 176 passengers and crew on board has crashed near Tehran. All passengers died
12:27, 9 January 2020

PS 752 plane crash in Tehran

January 8, Ukrainian passenger aircraft Boeing 737 crashed in Tehran. The aircraft crashed a few minutes after takeoff. 167 passengers and 9 crew members died. Almost all the world's leading media wrote about the tragedy.

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Iranian media

Despite the fact that the tragedy occurred in Tehran and the majority of those killed were Iranian citizens, the crash of the Boeing 737 was not the main topic of the day for local media. So, most of the outlets posted on the front page of the Iranian news agency IRNA was related to Iran’s confrontation with the United States.

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A similar picture could be observed on the front page of ISNA and Mehr News Agency outlets.

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Iranian media nevertheless covered it, citing, among other things, local sources. That is, giving firsthand information.

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But, if we talk about the priority on the sites of local media, then information about the tragedy in the sky over Tehran is "lost" against the background of a lot of news about the conflict between Iran and the United States.

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CBC News

Among the 176 people killed in the crash, there are 63 Canadian citizens. Based on this, the crash of the Boeing 737 flight PS 752 is in the top news of the country's largest television channel - CBC News.

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A selection of news on this topic is accompanied by a photograph of a man who met in Boryspil his wife, who was supposed to fly from Iran.

CBC News notes that the cause of the disaster is currently unclear and that Canada is ready to provide technical assistance in investigating the tragedy.

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It is also mentioned that the tragedy occurred several hours after Iran attacked US military bases.

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The Wall Street Journal

The American media also did not stand aside. While covering the details of the tragedy, for example, The Wall Street Journal emphasized that "the incident occurred amid military clashes between the US and Iran."

The American television channel NBC News also mentions Iran’s attack on the US base in Iraq, which preceded the Boeing 737 disaster, but emphasizes:

NBC News refers to information from the Iranian Mehr news agency, which writes that the plane crashed "shortly after takeoff due to technical problems."

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The channel draws attention to the fact that initially the Ukrainian embassy in Iran ruled out the attack as the cause of the disaster, but then deleted the news.

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American television channel CNN provided text-online broadcasting of events in Tehran

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The international television company Al-Jazeera writes about the disaster, citing official statements, including by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, and President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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The television company took the third position on its website about the disaster, after a statement by the US president about additional economic sanctions against Iran and the reaction of the world to shelling American military bases.

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The agency, like most media outlets, published a video of the fall of Boeing in Tehran, circulated by Iranian media, but emphasized that the authenticity of the footage has not yet been verified.

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We add that according to UIA president Yevhen Dykhne, most of the passengers of the liner were going to transfer for other flights in Boryspil Airport.


Sweden has lost 10 citizens in a plane crash of a Ukrainian plane in Iran. Information about the tragedy takes the first position on the website of the Swedish public television broadcasting organization SVT (Swedish Television).

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Swedish Television writes that the attack on the US military bases and the crash of the liner shortly after it gave rise to various conspiracy theories (especially considering the fact that a burning plane was already falling on the ground in the crash video).

The Independent

Journalists of The Independent, a British newspaper, as well as their colleagues from Sweden, talked with experts about the possible causes of the disaster.

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Various versions are considered, but the main message that can be extracted from The Independent material is to speculate on this topic too early (and not necessary!).

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The British broadcaster also noted the lack of evidence that the crash of the aircraft and the attack on US bases could be related.

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