A Boeing 737 with 176 passengers on board crashed this morning at Tehran airport shortly after takeoff.
Rescue crews found the black box of the plane
Iranian rescue teams have found the black box of Ukraine International Airlines’ Boeing 737 crashed Wednesday morning near the Tehran airport, Iranian radio station announced, quoted by Reuters.
List of victims of the accident, by nationality
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has released the list of passengers, by nationality. They are 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British citizens, plus 11 Ukrainian citizens.
The main airlines redirected the flights
The main airlines have redirected their flights in order not to enter Iran’s airspace, following the bombings by Iran on Iraqi military bases and the plane crash, CNN reports.
In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration has restricted the flight of a US non-military aircraft to “not operate in airspace above Iraq, Iran and over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.”
The Ukrainian embassy excludes the possibility of a terrorist attack
The embassy of Ukraine in Tehran has ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack, noting that the plane crashed after a technical engine failure, CNN reports.
“From the first information, the plane crashed due to a motor failure. The version of a terrorist attack or a missile attack is currently excluded, “the embassy announced in a statement.
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