Early this morning, 100 Percent Fed Up reported about a Ukrainian Boeing 737 flight that crashed “into a ball of fire” only two minutes after takeoff from the international airport in Tehran. 176 people were killed in the violent plane crash.
According to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, 82 of the victims were from Iran, 63 were Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, three Germans, and three Britons.
According to many reports following the crash, the Boeing 737 plane suffered “technical issues” and crashed shortly after take-off.
But did the Boeing 737 plane crash because of “technical issues,” or was it hit by an Iranian missile, as many are speculating?
According to Reuters -It was a Kiev-based Ukraine International Airlines’ first fatal accident. The carrier said it was doing everything possible to confirm the cause, and the investigation would also involve Boeing and national authorities.
Under international rules, Iran has responsibility for investigating the crash.
Iranian state broadcaster IRIB said one of the plane’s two black boxes had been found. Semi-official news agency Mehr quoted the head of the country’s civil aviation authority as saying Iran would not give the recorder to Boeing.
Iran is now saying they will not turn over the plane’s recovered back box to Boeing.
Reuters reports – Iran will not give the black box of the crashed Ukrainian airliner to planemaker Boeing, the head of Tehran’s civil aviation organization was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Ali Abedzadeh also said it was not clear which country Iran would send the box to so that its data could be analyzed, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
Here is one of the videos that emerged after the horrific crash:
— Aviation Newsroom (@Aviation_NewsTW) January 8, 2020
Videos that showed the flight going down, have led many to believe the crash was not an accident.
All evidence, including video, points to PS752 being shot down by a surface-to-air missile, burning up in mid air and falling to the ground. There's extensive damage on the plane that could've only been caused by shrapnel from a mid-air detonation. pic.twitter.com/TpsfUeM0u8
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 8, 2020
Here is a Reuters photo of the crash.
@TradeRunnerFX wrote about two curious holes in the front of the plane, asking, “What are those punctures?”
— DIVERSIFY YOUR BONDS! (@TradeRunnerFX) January 8, 2020
Others on social media tweeted logs of the Ukraine flight, revealing what they suggest is evidence that the crash was not related to a technical issue.
@maggieNYT Ukraine Intl flight 752 tracks log shows that plane was increasing speed and increasing rate of climb and then stopped giving its ADB messages abruptly It was at 2240m altitude ( 7280 feet) at time. Tech problem would have seen log entries of plane descending fast. pic.twitter.com/JQmHFazfMT
— Jean-François Mezei (@jfmezei) January 8, 2020
Now that Iran is now refusing to turn over the black box from Ukraine flight #752 to Boeing, there is increasing speculation that Iran was involved in the crash that killed at 176 people.
People from around the world are mourning the loss of friends and family as the passenger list on Ukraine flight #752 has been released.
— Peter Saker (@PeterSaker2) January 8, 2020
Of those killed on the Ukraine flight leaving Tehran, Ukraine Foreign Minster says on the crashed plane Thursday, there were: 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 3 Germans, and 3 British citizens.
#ukraineplanecrash Ukraine Foreign Minster says on the crashed plane Thursday, there were:
🇮🇷 82 Iranians
🇸🇪 10 Swedes
🇩🇪 3 Germans
🇬🇧 3 British
Ukraine International Airlines will release full list of the passengers soon pic.twitter.com/rNi94JDRlq
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) January 8, 2020
A newly married Canadian couple were among those who have been confirmed dead on the flight leaving from Tehran, Iran.
Just lost friends and students Pouneh and Arash in the #ukraineplanecrash. They had just gotten married last week. Please send your prayers their way. #RIP.https://t.co/JquYa7JQqk pic.twitter.com/KH6tSNqXiR
— Azfar Rizvi | اظفر رضوی (@AzfarRizvi) January 8, 2020
A young student and his parents were also reportedly killed in the crash.
Ardalan went to the same school I did as a kid. He and his family were on the #UkrainianAirlines that was shot down yesterday. Ardalan, Niloufar, and Kamyar aziz, may you Rest In Peace. #ukraineplanecrash pic.twitter.com/TQcpJk738M
— Bobby Afrooz (@DDSBobby) January 8, 2020
Iman & parinaz ghaderpanah
were Coming back from their vacation.He was a good friend, a professional colleague and a great mentor and smartest in the business. I will never forget the lessons you'd taught me.we had so many plans.
May your soul rest in peace❤.#ukraineplanecrash pic.twitter.com/SCFmITo7lQ
— Pedram Blr (@pedramblr) January 8, 2020
I woke up to find out that many Iranian PhD students are among the people who lost their lives in the last night plane crash. I think most of them studied in the US and Canada. I am still in bed, my heart aches. #ukraineplanecrash
— Mo Akhshik (@MoAkhshik) January 8, 2020