Ukrainian Air Flight 752 crashes in Iran

Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 has crashed after take off, Ali Hashem with BBC has initially broke this news. So far we know the 737 had 180 people onboard there are photos from the accident. It is not clear what brought the 737 down at this time.


Update: 0339z

Bloomberg has also confirmed this.
A Boeing 737 jet crashed in Iran shortly after take off due to a technical issue, Iranian state-run news outlet ISNA reported. The plane, which was carrying 180 passengers and crew, was bound for Ukraine.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-08/boeing-737-passenger-jet-crashes-in-iran-due-to-technical-issue


Update: 0353z
Flight Radar 24 has identify the Boeing 737 as Ukrainian Air Flight 752. US news agencies have confirmed this incident from the Iranians.


Update: 0415z

A Ukrainian airplane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed Wednesday near an airport in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported.

There was no immediate word on casualties.

The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, the report said. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues, it added, without elaborating.An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said.

Flight data from the airport showed a Ukrainian 737-800 flown by Ukraine International Airlines took off Wednesday morning, then stopped sending data almost immediately afterward, according to website FlightRadar24. The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Update: 0427z
From BBC
A Ukrainian Boeing-737 with 180 people onboard has crashed in Iran, according to local media.

The aircraft belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed just after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, said the Fars state news agency.

Preliminary reports suggest that the plane was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

It is unclear whether the incident is linked to the Iran-US confrontation.

Rescue teams have been sent to the area, near the airport, where the aircraft crashed.

“The plane is on fire but we have sent crews … and we may be able to save some passengers,” Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency services, told state television, according to Reuters news agency.


Update: 0451z
Iranian Rescue official Salimi, head of the Red Crescent Rescue Team head on Ukrainian plane crash said: “Airlines Crisis Management and Control Center reports that operational teams have been. I don’t know if anyone has survived the incident.”


Update: 0456z
Iranian State Ran media confirmed no one survived the crash.


Update: 0500z
From the AP.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, state TV reported. There was no immediate word on casualties.

The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues, TV reported, without elaborating.

An investigation team was at the site of the crash in southwestern outskirts of Tehran, civil aviation spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh said.

“After taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, it crashed between Parand and Shahriar,” Jafarzadeh said. “An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced.”

State TV earlier said there were 180 passengers and crew aboard. The discrepancy could not be immediately reconciled.

Flight data from the airport showed a Ukrainian 737-800 flown by Ukraine International Airlines took off Wednesday morning, then stopped sending data almost immediately afterward, according to website FlightRadar24. The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A photo later published by Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency showed rescue officials in a farm field, with what appeared to be pieces of the aircraft laying nearby.

The crash came hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting two bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces in retaliation for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

The Boeing 737-800 is a very common single-aisle, twin-engine jetliner used for short to medium-range flights. Thousands of the planes are used by airlines around the world.

Introduced in the late 1990s, it is an older model than the Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded for nearly 10 months following two deadly crashes.

A number of 737-800 aircraft have been involved in deadly accidents over the years.

In March 2016, a FlyDubai 737-800 from Dubai crashed while trying to land at Rostov-on-Don airport in Russia, killing 62 onboard. Another 737-800 flight from Dubai, operated by Air India Express, crashed in May 2010 while trying to land in Mangalore, India, killing more than 150 onboard.

Chicago-based Boeing Co. was “aware of the media reports out of Iran and we are gathering more information,” spokesman Michael Friedman told The Associated Press.

Boeing, like other airline manufacturers, typically assists in crash investigations. However, that effort in this case could be affected by the U.S. sanctions campaign in place on Iran since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in May 2018.

Both Airbus and Boeing had been in line to sell billions of dollars of aircraft to Iran over the deal, which saw Tehran limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. But Trump’s decision halted the sales.

Under decades of international sanctions, Iran’s commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged, with air accidents occurring regularly for domestic carriers in recent years, resulting in hundreds of casualties.

Gambrell reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Associated Press writers Adam Schreck in Bangkok and Mehdi Fattahi in Tehran contributed to this report.

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As a Ukrainian that is bad news because Ukraine cant afford to lose planes in General

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Wait, where did you find the article?

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Ali Hashem broke it first then The Spectator Index said the same thing

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Oh no! Lets hope for any survivors 🤞

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Damn, hope all is well with everyone

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Always bad to hear. Praying for survivors.

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BNO News has confirmed Iranian officials said the same thing

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This is bad. I hope this doesn’t have anything to do with the conflict going on.

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Bloomberg has a news article:

A Boeing 737 jet crashed in Iran shortly after take off due to a technical issue, Iranian state-run news outlet ISNA reported. The plane, which was carrying 180 passengers and crew, was bound for Ukraine

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-08/boeing-737-passenger-jet-crashes-in-iran-due-to-technical-issue

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Hmm… 🤔

Seems interesting with the conflict going on…

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“Ukrainian” or Ukraine Airlines?

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This is never good to hear. Praying that all survive. 🙏

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Ukrainian is all we know as of now could change any moment since this is just the beginning of the incident.

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With the conflicts going on, I’m wondering it could be a result of a wireless transmission to the aircraft, leading to the technical issue, bringing it down. Who knows, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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THIS IS AN ONGOING INCIDENT

We are getting very very basic reports, things maybe mixed up everything i post comes from official reports and trusted sources. Just be aware this is the very beginning of reports.

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I’m trying to find more info, none accept that people are saying it is a technical problem. Hope everyone is okay, Boeing is going to have fun with all the media coverage… although because of the US --> Iran conflict maybe not as bad…


Earthquake just struck Iran as well

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This might be it: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ps752#23732569

No more data after the line ends.

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Possibly but unless it comes from an official source we won’t be playing NTSB.

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I find the timing very weird. While I hope there was no foul play involved and that this is a very unfortunate start to 2020. I pray to God that everyone is ok. 🙏🏻