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    Two anti-aircraft missiles fired from north towards UIA 737: inquiry


    Iranian investigators have disclosed that two missiles from a Tor-M1 anti-aircraft system were fired before the loss of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 shortly after departure from Tehran. The Civil Aviation Organisation states that secondary radar contact with flight PS752 was initially lost at 06:15, about 3min after take-off, ...

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    UIA 737 wreckage images indicate high-energy punctures


    Images showing the damaged forward fuselage and windshield of the crashed Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 have been released through Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s office. While the aircraft has been severely damaged by the ground impact, the images also show evidence of penetration damage – with puncture holes in the ...

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    UIA 737 flight recorders to be transferred to Ukraine


    Ukrainian investigators will conduct the technical work on the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders retrieved from the Boeing 737-800 which crashed in Tehran. This work will be shadowed by specialists from the French investigation authority BEA, following discussions between Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. BEA had ...

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    Ukraine mired in airliner shoot-down for third time in 20 years


    For the third time in less than 20 years Ukrainian authorities are likely find themselves under pressure in the aftermath of a fatal surface-to-air missile attack on a civil airliner. Admission by the Iranian government that a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 was inadvertently brought down by such a weapon ...

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    UIA 737 shoot-down: Iranian president juggles blame with contrition


    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s statement of admission that the country’s defence forces shot down the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Tehran, lacing humility with an air of political justification, will doubtless be compared and contrasted with the US response to the accidental destruction of an Iran Air flight in ...

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    Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian 737 by accident


    In a surprise move, the Iranian armed forces admitted to accidentally shooting down a Boeing 737-800 flown by Ukraine International Airlines on 8 January.

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    Experts detail factors that may have led Iranian missile crews to down Ukrainian 737


    Though the cause of the Ukraine International Airlines crash remains unconfirmed, defence experts suspect high stress and poor civilian-military coordination led ill-trained missile units to mistakenly shoot down the Boeing 737-800.

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    737 crash response needs transparency from Tehran


    Given the rock-bottom relations between Iran and the USA, it is inevitable that the 8 January crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 near Tehran has become ensnared by the tension between the two.

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    Missile attack on 737 yet to be proven: Ukrainian president


    Ukraine’s president has adopted a cautious approach over the Boeing 737-800 crash in Iran, as evidence mounts that the aircraft was brought down by a missile strike. President Volodymyr Zelensky stresses that the theory of a surface-to-air missile attack has not been confirmed but adds that it has not been ...

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    NTSB appoints representative to Iran-led 737 crash investigation


    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has designated a representative to participate in the Iran-led investigation into the 8 January crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752.

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    Iran surface-to-air missile downed Ukraine 737: Canadian and US officials


    Canadian and US officials believe Iranian military forces, possibly by mistake, shot down the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 that crashed outside Tehran on 8 January, killing 176 people.

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    Tehran 737 crash probe proceeds amid disquiet over circumstances


    Iranian investigators have established a working group to examine the possibility of unlawful action against the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 which crashed outside Tehran on 8 January. The Civil Aviation Organisation says it has set up several groups to look into various aspects of the crash, in line with ...

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    Air safety experts warn lack of cooperation will cloud Ukraine 737 crash investigation


    Less than 24h after the crash outside Tehran of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, air safety experts are expressing concern that geopolitical tensions and other factors could hinder a transparent, impartial accident investigation.

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    No transmissions from UIA 737 crew before crash: investigators


    Flight recorders from the crashed Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Tehran have been retrieved, with their memory units, although both have signs of physical damage. But there are no firm indications as to the circumstances of the 8 January event, including whether it might have been the result of ...

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    UIA 737 'on fire' before crash: Ukrainian investigators


    Ukrainian investigators have indicated that a Boeing 737-800 which crashed shortly after departing Tehran had suffered an in-flight fire. The Ukrainian investigation authority NBAAI says the preliminary information has been obtained from “media sources”. It has not identified these sources, although an undated segment of video footage – which has ...

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    Crashed UIA 737 came down minutes after Tehran take-off


    Iranian investigators have formally identified a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 which crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport. The Civil Aviation Organisation says the twinjet was registered UR-PSR and had been bound for Kiev. It states that the aircraft took off at 06:12, operating as flight PS752, ...

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    Ukraine International 737 crashes in Iran


    A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 has reportedly crashed after taking off from Tehran. The aircraft, operating flight PS752 bound for Kiev, was carrying 180 passengers and crew, according to local media reports. While details surrounding the crash are unclear, some reports have pointed to “technical problems” as ...