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Ukraine Int値 737-800 (PS752 IKA-KBP) crashes on takeoff from Tehran, 8 January 2020

Ukraine Int値 737-800 (PS752 IKA-KBP) crashes on takeoff from Tehran, 8 January 2020

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Old Jan 7, 20, 9:52 pm
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Ukraine Int値 737-800 (PS752 IKA-KBP) crashes on takeoff from Tehran, 8 January 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...echnical-issue

Social media reports says it痴 Ukraine Airlines flight 752
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Old Jan 7, 20, 10:24 pm
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Ukraine International 737 crashes on takeoff from Tehran - Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ate-media-says

The report says nothing about casualties. Presumably, alas, there may have been some.
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Old Jan 7, 20, 10:53 pm
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There is a video on Twitter. The plane looks like it was on fire before it crashed. I'd be surprised if anybody lives.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 12:22 am
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My condolences to the friends and Family of anyone affected by this awful tragedy. ♥️ From Australia to Ukraine.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 12:22 am
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-i...-idUSKBN1Z70EL

No survivors.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 4:03 am
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I hope it wasn't shot down by a missile or something, given the current political situation. Seems unlikely, though.

Apparently, the plane was only 3 years old. I thought those Boeing 737-800s (not to be confused with the MAX 8) were ok, I've enjoyed all my flights on them. I seem to recall that it differs in that, if it needs to be opened, the overwing emergency exit stays attached to the hull and swings out, rather than needing to be detached, lifted into the cabin then thrown out of window (as per the safety protocol).
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Old Jan 8, 20, 6:22 am
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From Canadian news (CBC)... 63 Canadians dead
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iran-u...hran-1.5418610
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Old Jan 8, 20, 6:35 am
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Iranians, Canadians and Swedes seem to have been at least 3 of the groups to have lost the most citizens as passengers on board this plane. The Ukrainian crew was numbered at 11. The Swedes at 10.


Given the school start dates in Europe, I have to assume that there were children amongst the victims despite it being a midweek flight.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 7:47 am
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Sad to hear this.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 8:31 am
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From Canadian news (CBC)... 63 Canadians dead
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iran-u...hran-1.5418610
Were they offering good fares to Canada with a connection at KBP? It's largely irrelevant in the context of these news but the number of Canadian souls lost in the accident got me curious.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 8:44 am
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Were they offering good fares to Canada with a connection at KBP? It's largely irrelevant in the context of these news but the number of Canadian souls lost in the accident got me curious.
Yes. The fares from Scandinavia to Iran on UIA have also been very good. This and the the start of Swedish schools later this week is probably why there were 10 Swedes on this flight.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 8:53 am
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ISNA said the crash was due to technical issues. No telling yet if it's because ground operations (maintenance and fueling and the like) are shoddy at IKA, or if the plane itself had congenital problems.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 9:18 am
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ISNA said the crash was due to technical issues. No telling yet if it's because ground operations (maintenance and fueling and the like) are shoddy at IKA, or if the plane itself had congenital problems.
Many entities said many different things today but it is too early to tell what caused this tragedy.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 9:32 am
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I'm surprised there isn't more speculation.. the plane seems to have been on fire shortly after take off before it fell out of the sky. A normal fire will not cause a plane to crash so suddenly. Catastrophic engine failure is a possibility although its a 737 and this would be unheard of.




Surely it's a bomb or a missile? What are the chances it's not given the observational evidence and the location?
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Old Jan 8, 20, 9:44 am
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I'm going to wait until things normalize... too early right now... and yes, tempting to "assume" things given the recent events in the region.
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