Ukraine International Airlines: We have already changed our tracks and will not fly over Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Ukraine’s international airline company said on Saturday it had already changed routes of its planes and would not fly over Iran, following the crash of one of its planes shortly after take-off in Tehran.

The company added that its stricken plane had not received any warning from Tehran airport regarding a possible threat before taking off.

The president and his deputy said in a statement that the Ukrainian International Airlines also denied signals that the passenger plane had deviated from its normal course and said that the Iranian authorities should have closed the airport.

The officials called on Iran to take full responsibility for the accident, which killed 176 people, all of whom were on board.


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