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Canada's Transportation Safety Board receives Iran's report on downing of Flight 752

Last Updated Mar 17, 2021 at 9:01 am PDT

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Noroozi

TSB set to release on Thursday details of final report into downing of Ukrainian airliner in Iran last year

Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down by Iranian military in January 2020, killing all 176 aboard

OTTAWA — The Transportation Safety Board says it has received the final report into events surrounding a passenger jet shot down by the Iranian military in January 2020.

The investigation by Iranian air safety officials examined what happened when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran.

The crash killed all 176 people on board, including 55 Canadian citizens, 30 permanent residents and dozens of others bound for Canada.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down the Kyiv-bound Boeing 737-800 on Jan. 8, several days after then-U.S. president Donald Trump ordered a strike that killed a top Iranian general.

Iran initially denied downing the plane, then said it was shot down by accident after being mistaken for a missile.

The TSB is slated to hold a news conference to comment on the report Thursday.