January 8, 2020

Ukraine has changed its position on the suspected cause of the plane crash that killed 176 people after taking off in Iran.

Engine failure was originally cited as the reason for the passenger jet’s crash, but the Ukrainian embassy released a second statement making no mention of any cause.

The crash occurred only hours after Iran attacked US bases in Iraq, and as such has fuelled increased speculation about the incident.


Ukraine has changed its position on the suspected cause of the plane crash that killed 176 people after taking off in Iran. Engine failure was originally cited as the reason for the passenger jet’s crash, but the Ukrainian embassy released a second statement making no mention of any cause. The crash occurred only hours after Iran attacked US bases in Iraq, and as such has fuelled increased speculation about the incident.