Iran releases new info on people killed in Ukrainian plane crash
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 8
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Thirty two of those killed in the Ukrainian plane crash near Parand city of Iran’s Tehran province are foreign citizens, Head of the Iranian National Emergency Medical Organization Pirhossein Kolivand said at the scene of the incident, Trend reports via IRINN.
Kolivand said that dead bodies are being collected at the crash site.
The black box of the crashed plane hasn’t yet been found, Kolivand said.
According to Iranian sources, a Ukrainian Boeing 737 with 167 passengers (including Iranian and foreign citizens) and 9 crew members on board crashed after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran due to technical issues. The plane crashed at 6:22 (GMT +3:30).
The plane was heading for Kyiv, Ukraine's capital.
Civil Aviation Organization of Iran (CAO) report said the list of passengers included 146 Iranian citizens as well as 21 citizens of foreign countries.