A Ukrainian International Airlines, flight PS752 bound for Kyiv, crashes near airport in Tehran this Wednesday morning. The devastating plane crash has led to the death of all aboard.
The airline says, 167 passengers and 9 flight crew members were on the plane, 63 of those are Canadians from Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
Just hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. soldiers, the aircraft crashed in a farmland minutes after takeoff from Tehran’s airport. The cause of the crash is still unknown but officials say mechanical failure could be possible since it’s a 3 1/2 year-old Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, extended their condolences to all the victims’ family.
Canada has offered technical assistance to help with the investigation.