Engine failure, not missile, caused crash of Ukrainian airliner in Iran: Ukrainian embassy

 Engine failure, not missile, caused crash of Ukrainian airliner in Iran: Ukrainian embassy

KIEV (Reuters) - Engine failure caused the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran, rather than a missile attack or act of terrorism, the Ukrainian embassy to Iran said on Wednesday, citing preliminary information.

In a statement, the embassy also said that 168 people had bought tickets for the flight.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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Updated Date: Jan 09, 2020 03:11:06 IST