Ukrainian experts leave for Iran to join probe into PS752 crash

01:25, 09 January 2020

They will also be involved in the identification of the crash victims.

A Ukrainian plane carrying representatives of agencies that will be involved in the investigation into the crash of Ukrainian flight PS752 outside Tehran on January 8 has left for Iran.

“Among them are members of the State Emergency Service, the Defense Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council, the State Aviation Service, the National Bureau of Air Accidents Investigation of Ukraine and UIA [Ukraine International Airlines],” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Press Secretary Yulia Mendel said on Facebook late on January 8.

Mendel said the Ukrainian side would also be involved in the identification and repatriation of the bodies of the Ukrainians killed in the air accident. As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8.

It was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members on board. Two passengers and the crew members were Ukrainians. There were also 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, 10 citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany and the United Kingdom each. There were no survivors.

© UNIAN 2020

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