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The Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane that crashed over Iran was only 3 years old and underwent maintenance checks 2 days ago (BA)

The Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane that crashed over Iran was only 3 years old and underwent maintenance checks 2 days ago (BA)
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A passenger plane flying from Iran to Ukraine crashed shortly after take-off Wednesday morning local time, killing all 176 people on board.




The Boeing 737-800 NG flight had been flown by Ukraine International Airlines.




Ukraine International Airlines said in a Wednesday statement that the aircraft had been built in 2016, delivered as new from Boeing, and completed maintenance checks two days ago.




Iranian authorities have blamed a technical failure, while Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings into the disaster.




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The Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran had been just three years old and checked for maintenance just two days, the airline said.
The Boeing 737-800 NG passenger jet, flown by Ukraine International Airlines, burst into flames shortly after take-off from Iran around 6 a.m. local time Wednesday.
Flight PS 752 had been heading from Tehran International Airport to Kiev. All 167 passengers and nine crew members are dead. The victims included 82 Iranian citizens and 63 Canadians, as well as citizens of Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK.
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