Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

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Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was an airplane flight between Iran and Ukraine that crashed shortly after it flew away from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport on 8 January 2020. All 176 passengers onboard and its crew died.[1]

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752
UR-PSR (B738) at Ben Gurion Airport.jpg
UR-PSR, the aircraft involved in the incident, in October 2019
Shootdown
Date8 January 2020 (2020-01-08)
SummaryShot down by two IRGC Tor M-1 missiles[2]
SiteKhalajabad, Shahriar County, Tehran Province, Iran[3]
35°33′40″N 51°06′14″E / 35.56111°N 51.10389°E / 35.56111; 51.10389Coordinates: 35°33′40″N 51°06′14″E / 35.56111°N 51.10389°E / 35.56111; 51.10389
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBoeing 737-8KV
OperatorUkraine International Airlines
IATA flight No.PS752
ICAO flight No.AUI752
Call signUkraine International 752
RegistrationUR-PSR
Flight originImam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran
DestinationBoryspil International Airport, Kyiv
Occupants176
Passengers167
Crew9
Fatalities176[4]
Survivors0

On 9 January 2020, it was reported that U.S. officials believed that plane was shot down by an Iranian Tor-M1 surface to air missile, probably by mistake.[5]

On 11 January 2020, Iran said that it had shot down the plane by mistake.[6]

Wreckage of Flight 752, with parts of the engine in the front of the image.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ukrainian airplane with 180 aboard crashes in Iran: Fars". Reuters. 8 January 2020. Archived from the original on 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  2. "Iran plane crash: Tor-M1 missiles fired at Ukraine jet". BBC. 21 January 2020.
  3. Ranter, Harro. "UR-PSR Accident description". aviation-safety.net. Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  4. "Ukrainian Boeing plane crashes in Iran, 176 people dead". CNN. 8 January 2020. Archived from the original on 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  5. Jamali, Naveed; Laporta, James; Da Silva, Chantal; O'Connor, Tom. "Iranian Missile System Shot Down Ukraine Flight, Probably By Mistake, Sources Say". Newsweek.com. Newsweek. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  6. "Iran admits to unintentionally shooting down Ukrainian plane". NBC News. Retrieved 2020-01-11.