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Plane caught fire before crashing in Iran but crew never called for help: report

Source: Amir Vahdat, Jon Gambrell, and Daria Litvinova, The Associated Press, January 9, 2020

Investigators from Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization offered no immediate explanation for the disaster, however.

The crew of a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people on board, never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back for the airport when their burning plane went down, an initial Iranian investigative report said Thursday.

Ukraine, meanwhile, said it considered a missile strike as one of several possible theories for the crash, despite Iran’s denials.

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