I’m sure you have read about this story already. We were waiting for more details before posting about it, especially the cause of the crash, which remains unknown. But we did not want to wait any longer to shed some light to this incident.
The story has been quite extensively covered by the news:
- CBC: 63 Canadians among dead after Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, airline says
- CBC: What we know so far about Boeing plane that crashed in Iran
- CNN: Ukrainian Boeing plane crashes in Iran after takeoff, killing 176 on board
- BBC: Iran plane crash: The victims of Ukraine Flight PS752
Flight PS752, a Boeing 737-800 jet operated by Ukraine International Airlines, departed from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) in Iran, destined for Kyiv’s airport, Boryspil International Airport (KBP) in Ukraine. The plane was carrying 176 people (167 passengers and 9 crew members) crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all aboard. The crash occurred on Iranian soil. Once in Kyiv, there were 138 of the 176 passengers who were suppose to connect to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Canada.
The final casualty count was:
- Iran 82
- Canada 63
- Ukraine 11
- Sweden 10
- Afghanistan 4
- United Kingdom 3
- Germany 3
As mentioned above, we did not want to wait any longer to post about this incident as we want to express our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victims on board the plane from around the world.