KABUL: A Kiev-bound Ukrainian passenger plane crashed on
Wednesday in Iran shortly after taking off, killing all 176 people onboard
including 4 Afghans.
The Ukrainian Boeing-737 flight PS752 heading to Kyiv went
down after taking off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran and the majority of
passengers were from Iran and Canada. The wreckage was found between two small
towns near capital Tehran, according to an Iranian civil aviation spokesperson
Although Iranian media quickly suggested technical problems
to have been the cause, but Iranian embassy in Ukraine later ruled it out saying
it could not assign cause to engine failure prior to an official investigation.
The plane took off …read more
Source:: Afghanistan Times