Ukraine airline crash in Iran, 176 dead

  • A Kiev-bound Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 plane crashed after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. 
  • The victims include 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals, according to Ukraine’s Foreign Minister.
  • Ukraine International Airlines said in a statement that the plane was a Boeing 737-800 NG, “built in 2016 and delivered directly to the airline from the manufacturer.”
  • The airline also confirmed that the plane disappeared from radars a few minutes after its departure from the Iranian capital.

Photos of nine Ukrainian crew members who died in the plane crash in Iran on Wednesday were on display in an impromptu memorial erected at Kiev’s Borispol International Airport.

The crew were among 176 people on board the Boeing 737 jet, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, that came down shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s international airport.

Bouquets of flowers and rows of candles were laid out to commemorate the victims of the crash.

John and Uduak

AYODELE John and CLEMENT Uduak are student from the University of Benin, Nigeria.

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