Iran published a new preliminary report on the collapse of the Ukrainian Boeing.
176 people were killed. According to preliminary data, the engine accident became the cause of the crash.
A Ukrainian Boeing that crashed in Tehran caught fire even before a collision with the ground, according to a report by the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization.
“According to eyewitnesses, the fire was visible on the plane and spread through its fuselage,” the document states.
According to the Iranian Civil Aviation department, the flight path of the liner indicates that after a malfunction a crew turned it back to the airport. At the same time, the pilots did not report an emergency on board.
Alles Europa news reports that the tragedy occurred the previous morning: the Boeing 737-800 of Ukraine’s International Airlines, flying to Kiev, crashed shortly after departure from the Imam Khomeini Airport.