Plane crash in Iran. Boeing 737. Ukraine International Airlines. January 8, 2020.
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Plane crash in Iran. Boeing 737. Ukraine International Airlines. January 8, 2020.

Plane crash in Iran. Boeing 737. Ukraine International Airlines. January 8, 2020.

On January 8, 2020, in the area of ​​the Iranian capital, the Boeing 737 passenger airliner, owned by Ukraine International Airlines, crashed. The tragedy occurred under mysterious circumstances - a plane engulfed in flames fell only a few seconds after take-off, while, several hours before the tragedy, Iran launched missile attacks on American military bases.

Chronicle of the crash of Boeing 737 "Ukraine International Airlines" in Iran

The Boeing 737 passenger airliner operated a flight from Tehran to Kiev, however, a few minutes after its departure, the aircraft suddenly found itself in flames and crashed to the ground from a height of 2415 meters.

According to Iranian media, at the time of climb, communication with the aircraft suddenly disappeared - the crew did not communicate for several seconds, after which the aircraft began to fall.

After a few more moments, when the airliner collided with the ground, it exploded, depriving passengers and crew of the chances of survival.

Preliminary versions of the Boeing 737 crash in Iran

In the background of the tragedy, three main versions of what happened were put forward:

  • Engine technical malfunction;
  • Act of terrorism;
  • Destruction of an aircraft anti-aircraft missile.

Engine technical malfunction

The technical malfunction of the engine of the Boeing 737 passenger airliner of Ukraine International Airlines was originally put forward.

Nevertheless, given the lack of overload on board, the aircraft could continue to fly even on one engine, which raised some doubts about this assumption.

A terrorist act

Despite the initial refutation by the Ukrainian side of the fact that the plane could have been blown up, later this version was actively investigated by experts. The reason for this was a video recording on which you can see how the plane is engulfed in flames, and, according to experts, the burning of the aircraft began precisely inside the aircraft, which, obviously, indicates a possible explosion on board the aircraft.

Who and why could blow up a Ukrainian plane in Tehran is unknown

Anti-aircraft missile destruction

The version about the destruction of the Ukrainian passenger airliner by an anti-aircraft missile is currently the main one. The reason for this was the appearance of photographs with the wreckage of an anti-aircraft missile, which, most likely, destroyed the plane.

According to preliminary data, we are talking about an anti-aircraft guided missile missile system "Tor-M1", while in Tehran they refuse to comment on the information that appeared.

Victims of Boeing 737 plane crash in Tehran

As a result of the crash that occurred on January 8, 2020, all those on board died. We are talking about 167 passengers and 9 crew members. The bulk of the passengers were citizens of Iran, Canada and Ukraine.

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