On January 8, Beijing time, Ukrainian Airlines responded to a reporter’s question about the crash. The response described the incident as that on January 8, Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752, scheduled to fly from Tehran, Iran, to Kiev, Ukraine, disappeared from radar minutes after taking off from Tehran airport. The flight took off from Tehran Airport at 6:10 local time in Iran.
According to preliminary statistics, there were 167 passengers and 9 crew members on board. Representatives of Ukraine Airlines are currently determining the exact number of passengers on board. After final confirmation, the passenger list will be posted on the official website of Ukraine Airlines.
In response, Ukraine Airlines expressed its deep condolences to the families of the victims of the crash and will do its utmost to support the families of the victims. Ukrainian Airlines will contact the passenger’s family to provide as much assistance as possible in the current circumstances.
Ukrainian Airlines announced that it had decided to suspend flights to Tehran from now on until further notice.
In response to the cause of the crash, the response said that as of 9:30 local time, Ukraine Airlines is still working closely with aviation authorities to take all measures to determine the cause of the crash.
The response stressed that the accident would be investigated with the participation of Ukrainian and Iranian aviation authorities, representatives of aircraft manufacturer Boeing, airlines, and Ukraine’s National Air Accident Investigation Agency. Upon identification, the airline will immediately inform the investigation of the progress and the cause of the accident.
The flight was executed by the Boeing 737-800NG (registration number UR-PSR), which was produced and delivered in 2016. The aircraft’s last regular maintenance took place on 6 January 2020.