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Ukraine to check civil aviation for airworthiness

Ukraine to check civil aviation for airworthiness
Photo: The president's press service

"I have instructed the Prosecutor-General's Office to open criminal proceedings over the UIA aircraft crash in Tehran. It is necessary to set up an investigative commission comprising representatives of law-enforcement and relevant agencies responsible for civil aviation. We must check all possible versions. Regardless of conclusions on the reasons behind the crash in Iran, the entire civil fleet will be checked for airworthiness," he said on Facebook.

The Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on 8 January, killing all 167 people onboard, according to preliminary estimates.

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