Ukrainian airliner crash kills 50 in Iran

 

All 50 passengers and crew aboard a Ukrainian airliner have died as it crashed on its final approach to an Iranian airport.

The regional airliner was carrying a group of Ukrainian and Russian aircraft engineers to attend the first official flight of the Iranian version of the plane.

"There were 44 passengers, including one child, and six crew members on board, and all of them died in the crash," said a Ukrainian Transport Ministry spokeswoman.

AP