Citizenship of passengers killed in plane crash in Iran revealed

The citizenship of passengers killed in the Ukrainian plane crash near Parand city of Iran’s Tehran province has been revealed, Iranian emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khalidi said, Trend reports referring to ISNA.

According to Iranian sources, a Ukrainian Boeing 737 with 167 passengers (including Iranian and foreign citizens) and 9 crew members on board crashed after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran due to technical issues. The plane crashed at 6:22 (GMT +3:30).

The plane was heading for Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital.

Civil Aviation Organization of Iran (CAO) report said the list of passengers included 146 Iranian citizens as well as 21 citizens of foreign countries.