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

Source : 112 Ukraine

The tragedy took lives of 147 Iranians; local rescue services completed the search operation
10:34, 8 January 2020

UIA plane crash in Iran, January 2020

Iranian civilian aviation authority claimed that 147 of 179 passengers of flight PS752 were Iranian citizens. Another 32 were foreigners, IRNA reported.

All 179 people deceased, when Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines crashed in the southern part of Tehran on Wednesday morning. The airport's administration claimed that an engine caught fire. 

According to Deputy Head Ibrahim Tajik, about 40 search and rescue teams fled to the crash site.

Mansur Darajati, the managing office director of Tehran governor who is responsible for anti-crisis management in the country, told IRNA that about 140 passengers were Iranians. The official added that the local rescue services completed the search operation when searching for the bodies.

Related: Ukraine's plane crash in Tehran: Most of passengers were Iranians

Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (flight PS752) crashed in Tehran on January 8. According to Ukraine's Premier Oleksiy Honcharuk, there were 167 passengers and nine crew members aboard. President Zelensky reported that all those aboard perished.

Iranian rescue services found a flight recorder. It has already been transferred to Iranian law enforcement agencies for further consideration.

Related: PS 752 plane crash: terror attack theory ruled out, - Embassy of Ukraine in Iran

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