Official notification received from Iran on Flight PS-752 accident


Montréal, 9 January 2020 – Consistent with the provisions contained in Annex 13 to the Chicago Convention (Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has received official notification and a preliminary accident report from the Islamic Republic of Iran surrounding the loss of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS-752 near Tehran. 

 

ICAO continues to call for diminished speculation on the possible causes of the accident until the Annex 13 investigation is permitted to be concluded and its official results are confirmed. 

 

Resources for Editors 

 

International Aircraft Accident Investigations 

 

This Fact Sheet explains how accident investigation participating States are determined, as well as the process leading to the issuance of an accident investigation Preliminary Report (within 30 days of the event) and Final Report (asap or within 12 months of the event) following completion of the investigation. Final Reports ultimately provide as much official information as possible on an accident investigation’s findings, causes and/or contributing factors, as well as any safety recommendations on how applicable aviation safety frameworks should be amended in the future. 

 

ICAO does not normally participate in aircraft accident investigations, except when the State or States with due authority under Annex 13— Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation request its assistance directly. In those exceptional circumstances, said assistance normally involves ICAO acting as an official observer and/or clarifying various Annex 13 requirements when requested. 

 

About ICAO 

A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency, capacity and environmental protection, amongst many other priorities. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 193 Member States. 

 

The ICAO Aviation Safety website 

 

Contacts 

 

Anthony Philbin 

Chief, Communications 

aphilbin@icao.int 

+1 514-954-8220 

+1 438-402-8886 (mobile) 

Twitter: @ICAO 


William Raillant-Clark 

Communications Officer 

wraillantclark@icao.int 

+1 514-954-6705 

+1 514-409-0705 (mobile) 

Twitter: @wraillantclark


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