Special services called the preliminary cause of the crash of the Ukrainian airliner in Iran

The cause of the crash of the Boeing 737 airliner “International Airlines of Ukraine” was overheating of the engine. Free News reported, citing a source in the security services of Canada.

According to the Agency’s interlocutors, the “initial assessment” of Western intelligence services indicates that a missile did not shoot down the Ukrainian airliner. Most likely, the cause of the crash was a technical malfunction – overheating of one of the engines.

Earlier, the Iranian authorities said that the cause of the crash was a technical malfunction.

A Boeing 737 passenger plane belonging to UIA airlines crashed on January 8 in Tehran. The crash killed 167 passengers and 9 crewmembers – citizens of Iran, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Germany, and Great Britain.

To investigate the incident, Ukraine sent a special group of experts to Iran.