UIA experts to remain in Iran – airline’s president

UIA experts to remain in Iran – airline’s president

Experts of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), members of the special commission to investigate the UIA plane crash, will remain in Iran.

UIA President Yevhenii Dykhne wrote on Facebook.

“UIA experts will all remain in Iran. There are three of them there. We have decided that this will be right at this stage,” Dykhne wrote.

As reported, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board. The victims include 11 nationals of Ukraine (two passengers and nine crew members) and nationals of Canada, Iran, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and UK.

Previously, the Iranian side stated that the crash had been caused by technical problems. On January 11, Iran announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian aircraft. The plane was mistaken for a “hostile target” after it turned towards a “sensitive military centre.”

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accepted full responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian plane.

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