Why in news?
A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on 8th January killing all 176 on board, mainly Iranians and Canadians.
How did the crash occur?
- The crash occurred amid high tensions in West Asia and shortly after Tehran launched missiles at bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops.
- But there was no immediate indication of foul play and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned against “speculating” on the cause of the disaster.