Iran plane crash

Canada to compensate families $25,000 for Canadian victims who died on Flight PS752

Jan 17, 2020 | 11:09am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa will provide $25,000 to the families of each of the 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents who died when Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet last week. Trudeau says the money is intended to cover the cost of funeral arrangements or travel, and it’s on top of […]

Iran must compensate crash victims’ families, Canada-led group agrees

Jan 16, 2020 | 2:18pm

Canada and its allies sent a stern message to Iran on Thursday: get ready to pay the families of those who died on board the Ukrainian airliner it shot down, and don’t try to block any meaningful criminal prosecution of those responsible. Those demands were among the five elements in the agreement that emerged from the meeting […]

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

Jan 14, 2020 | 7:52am

Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board just after takeoff from Tehran last week. The announcement came amid an upswell of anger and protests by Iranians in recent days over the downing of the jetliner last Wednesday and […]

Back plane crash allegations with data, Iranian official tells Canada and U.S.

Jan 10, 2020 | 7:20am

Iran is calling on Canada and the United States to release information backing their allegations that a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran was brought down by an Iranian missile, killing all 176 people on board. Ali Abedzadeh, the head of the Iran’s national aviation department, denied those allegations Friday in a news conference in Tehran. […]

Intelligence says Iranian missile downed airliner, perhaps by mistake: Trudeau

Jan 9, 2020 | 2:41pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says intelligence from multiple sources indicates that an Iranian missile downed the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday. He says the strike might have been unintentional. Trudeau was providing an update amid multiple reports earlier Thursday that pointed the finger at Iran for the downing of a the plane, killing all on […]

U.S. officials: ‘Highly likely’ Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner

Jan 9, 2020 | 11:48am

Two U.S. officials said Thursday it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. The crash came just a few hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack against Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops amid a confrontation with Washington over the U.S. […]

138 passengers aboard plane that crashed in Iran were connecting to Canada: Trudeau

Jan 8, 2020 | 4:12pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knows Canadians want answers from an investigation into a plane that crashed outside Tehran, killing everyone  on board — including 138 people who were en route to Canada. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, bound for Kyiv, crashed shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital, killing all 176 people […]