CAO Iran issues preliminary report, Ukraine International flight PS752

The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran issued a preliminary report on the accident involving Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 (UR-PSR), which crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran early in the morning on January 8th.

Below, a summary of the report, which is available in full here.

  • After take-off, the flight was cleared to climb and instructed to contact Mehrabad ATC
  • Radar contact was lost at 8000 feet
  • Crash occurred at 06:18 local time
  • Impact occurred in a park and the aircraft disintegrated along a forward trajectory
  • An eyewitness on the ground and another flight crew reported a fire on the aircraft
  • The direction of ground impact indicates that the plane was on its way back to the airport
  • CVR and FDR have been found; outer casing has impact and fire damage
  • CAO Iran sent formal notification per ICAO Annex 13
  • Per ICAO Annex 13, CAO Iran invited the authorities of Ukraine, USA, Sweden and Canada as party in the investigation
  • A special working group on the investigation team will focus on explosives

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