63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, 4 Germans, 3 Brits among 177 killed in Ukrainian plane crash near Tehran
Three Brits, 10 Swedes, 4 Germans and 63 Canadians were among 177 people killed on a Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed near Tehran today, hours after a series of coordinated Iranian missile attacks on US forces in Iraq, in retaliation for the elimination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani.
There were 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 4 Germans and 3 Britons on flight PS752.
Ukraine’s foreign ministry confirmed that everyone aboard the Boeing 737 was killed after it came down shortly after it departed from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
Initially, Ukraine’s embassy in Iran said that engine failure caused the plane to crash and denied that it was terror-related or that a rocket had hit the aircraft.
But it later withdrew this statement, saying that anything was possible, and Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky instructed prosecutors to open criminal proceedings over the crash.
“My sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of all passengers and crew,” he said in a statement.
Ukraine’s Prime Minister said that from tomorrow all flights to Iran will be frozen.
The Boeing 737 jet came down just three minutes after take-off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, just hours after Iran launched a missile attack on US bases in Iraq.
Footage from the scene shows the Ukranian plane already burning in the sky before it crashed in a massive explosion.