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Ukraine probes Iran plane crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/09/20, 12:32 pm

Ukrainian authorities are exploring alternative explanations for why a passenger jet crashed Wednesday in Iran, killing everyone on board. Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s Security Council, said a missile strike was among the working theories. Ukrainian investigators arrived in Iran on Thursday and are awaiting permission to examine the crash site, he said. CBS News reported Thursday that U.S. officials believe the plane was shot down.

Are there any more details about the crash? An Iranian investigative report claimed the Ukrainian International Airlines plane was on fire and trying to turn back when it crashed. The plane never made a radio call for help, according to the report. Many of the passengers were international students returning to Toronto through Kyiv after the Christmas break.

Dig deeper: Read a Bloomberg report on the history of the plane, the 737 NG (“Next Generation”), which was a predecessor to Boeing’s troubled 737 Max but had an excellent safety record.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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    Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 10:14 pm

    I am boycotting everything CANADIAN. We trade with Canada and THEY trade with IRAN. 

    Same with Ukraine. What EXACTLY is the Ukraine doing with the money Pelosi wanted them to have?

    What the Canada's PM said about the crash is exactly why Obama supported him. Canada's PM is for Iran. Obama supports everything Iranian.



    Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 10:18 pm

    As our daughter said, EVERYONE is expendable to Iran. The end justifies the means.