Iran | 176 killed after UIA passenger plane crashed near Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), Tehran

Iran | 176 killed after UIA passenger plane crashed near Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), Tehran

Location of the crash on our platform Horizon

On January 8, a Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane crashed near the Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) killing 176 people on board.

UIA flight PS752 to Kyiv went down shortly after taking off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran at 06:12 local time (02:42 GMT) in the Parand area in suburban Tehran.

UIA Boeing 737-800 NG similar to Flight PS752 © UIA

The victims include 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 3 Britons, and 3 Germans.

UIA said that the Boeing 737-800 was built in 2016 and had its last scheduled maintenance on January 6, 2020.

Initial statements suggested that the cause of the crash was due to a possible engine failure. No emergency had been declared on the plane.

The incident occured hours before a series of missile attacks from Iran targeting air bases housing US forces in Iraq.

Heatmap of Aviation Security reports in the region since January 2019 on Horizon

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