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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Tehran plane crash! Ukraine retract engine failure claim: Iran will not give the black box of Ukrainian plane to Boeing: 737 can fly with 1 engine can land with none: Speculation rises

A chunk of the plane with the airline's logo is seen peppered with holes Credit: AP: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Speculation is rising over the cause of the Ukranian 737 crash in Tehran. The passenger jet crashed apparently on fire killing all 170 onboard. Ukraine's Tehran embassy initially blamed engine failure but later removed the statement and in another twist, Iran's civil aviation organization has said that it will not hand the black box over to Boeing from the Ukrainian airlines flight that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport on Wednesday morning. Both black boxes were found Wednesday, Iranian state television has reported. An Iranian official was quoted as saying both boxes were damaged but that it was believed their data could still be retrieved. chunks of the plane's fuselage can be seen peppered with holes.

Can a 737 fly on one engine? Yes, it can.

In fact, it can even take off on one engine. It's a regulatory requirement. That's why the engines are massively overpowered because each engine must be able to continue the fly by itself if the other one fails. It's a safety feature.

Can a 737 land without an engine? Yes, it can.

If both engines fail completely, the aeroplanes can glide to a safe (and not necessarily rough) landing. All airliners are able to do this. Indeed, airliners actually glide to a landing on every normal flight, with the engines set to idle for most of the descent, because that's the most fuel-efficient way to descend. Techwing

Iran says will not give the black box of Ukrainian plane to Boeing 

Video footage of the flight shows that it was on fire shortly after taking off, crashing shortly thereafter. All 176 people on board were killed. Iran's civil aviation organization has said that it will not hand over to Boeing the black box of the Ukrainian airlines flight that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport on Wednesday morning. Both black boxes were found Wednesday, Iranian state television has reported. An Iranian official was quoted as saying both boxes were damaged but that it was believed their data could still be retrieved. Jerusalem Post

Ukraine retract engine failure claim

A Ukrainian Boeing-737 carrying 176 people has crashed in Iran and officials say there is no chance of finding survivors. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Kyiv went down after taking off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran at 06:12 local time (02:42 GMT). The majority of passengers were from Iran and Canada. Ukraine's Tehran embassy initially blamed engine failure but later removed the statement. It said any comment regarding the cause of the accident prior to a commission's inquiry was not official. Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, warned against "speculation or unchecked theories regarding the catastrophe" until official reports were ready. BBC

'SHOT DOWN' FEARS

The crash came just hours after Iran launched at least 15 missiles at two US bases housing American and British troops in Erbil and Al Asad. And it is feared the plane may have been shot down by nervous Iranian defences in the aftermath of the attacks. The strikes were codenamed Operation Martyr Soleimani - in retaliation for the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US air raid last week. the sun

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