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    BBC News; Wednesday 08 January 2020
    Ukraine International Airlines B737NG Crash, Tehran

    A Ukrainian Boeing-737 with more than 170 people on board has crashed in Iran, officials say.

    Iran's Red Crescent said there was no chance of finding survivors.

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

    The plane was flying to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Ukraine's government said a crisis group was being set up to investigate the crash.
    Read More at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51029994

    NS Comment: Not the news we want, especially at the start of a New Year. Condolences to all who have lost loved ones.
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    FlightGlobal News; Wednesday 08 January 2020
    UIA 737 'on fire' before crash: Ukrainian investigators

    Ukrainian investigators have indicated that a Boeing 737-800 which crashed shortly after departing Tehran had suffered an in-flight fire.
    The Ukrainian investigation authority NBAAI says the preliminary information has been obtained from “media sources”.

    It has not identified these sources, although an undated segment of video footage – which has not been officially authenticated – has been circulating on social media purporting to show the aircraft apparently ablaze and shedding parts while flying in darkness.

    Iranian investigators have not disclosed any findings from the inquiry into the loss of the Ukraine International Airlines aircraft.

    NBAAI says the aircraft (UR-PSR) had been bound for Kiev, adding that the accident took place at around 06:15 local time, about 2min after take-off.
    None of those on board survived, it says. NBAAI adds that it has established a commission to participate in the investigation.

    By: David Kaminski-Morrow
    Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ui...136040.article

    NS Comment: Reports say the Black Boxes have been recovered.
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    FlightGlobal News; Thursday 09 January 2020
    Iran surface-to-air missile downed Ukraine 737: Canadian and US officials

    Canadian and US officials believe Iranian military forces, possibly by mistake, shot down the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 that crashed outside Tehran on 8 January, killing 176 people.

    “The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile,” Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau tells reporters on 9 January.

    Canada reached that conclusion, which Iran has denied, after reviewing “intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence.”

    By: Jon Hemmerdinger
    Read More at: https://www.flightglobal.com/air-tra...136070.article

    NS Comment: Reports seen on TV News show Iranian officials bulldozing the crash-site. That is not conducive to achieving an unbiased investigation.
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    BBC News; Friday 10 January 2020
    Iran plane crash: 'More time needed for investigation' - Ukraine

    At Friday's news briefing in Ukraine's capital Kyiv, Ukraine's foreign minister Mr Vadym Prystaiko reiterated that at this stage Ukrainian investigators were not ruling out any possible cause of the crash.

    But he called for the "level of speculation" to be reduced, adding that Ukraine wanted to establish an "international coalition" to conduct a thorough investigation.

    Mr Prystaiko said nearly 50 Ukrainian investigators were already working in Iran, and there was "full co-operation" from Tehran.

    "We are analysing pieces of the body of the plane, we are analysing the bodies of the people who died in the crash.
    "We are analysing the chemical residues on the body of the plane. We will come to our conclusion, we don't want to come to them right now.
    "Our team has now got access to the black boxes," he said, stressing that Ukraine wanted them to be analysed in Kyiv".


    Iran earlier said it would download the information itself, adding that the process could take up to two months.

    Kyiv earlier said the US had passed on "important data" about the crash, without providing any further details.

    Ukraine's team in Iran includes experts who worked on the investigation into the 2014 downing by a missile of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.
    Read More at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51067545

    NS Comment: All the expected participants in the investigation have now been invited. But the violation of crash-site protocols may cast a shadow on the eventual findings.
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    BBC News; Saturday 11 January 2020
    Iran plane crash: Ukrainian jet was 'unintentionally' shot down

    Iran has admitted "unintentionally" shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board.

    An investigation found that "missiles fired due to human error", President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an "unforgivable mistake".

    The military said the jet turned towards a sensitive site belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards and was then mistaken for a cruise missile.

    Iran had previously rejected suggestions that it was to blame.

    The military apologised for downing the plane, saying it would upgrade its systems to prevent such "mistakes" in the future. It added that those responsible would be held accountable and prosecuted.

    Ukraine International Airlines denies that the plane veered from its expected course before the crash. It says officials should have closed the airport.

    Brig-Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the Revolutionary Guards aerospace commander, said the force took "full responsibility" for the crash.
    Read More at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51073621

    NS Comment: Iran should pen it down to "unintentionally" shooting down and forget about fudging the report with "the jet turned towards a sensitive site".
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