Iran FM, Canadian PM Meet in Munich

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, in the German city of Munich. The meeting was held on Friday on the sidelines of the annual Munich Security Conference. Following the meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau, Zarif also met his Canadian counterpart François-Philippe Champagne. The talks between … Continue reading Iran FM, Canadian PM Meet in Munich

Husband of Iran plane crash victim seeks answers, justice from investigation

Hassan Shadkhou sits in his Toronto apartment next to a photo of his wife, Sheyda, on Tuesday February 4, 2020. Sheyda Shadkhou was killed along with 175 others when her plane crashed minutes after take off in Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young The husband of one of the victims who died … Continue reading Husband of Iran plane crash victim seeks answers, justice from investigation

Two injured after Iran passenger plane lands on runway

An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a major highway next to an airport Monday, the latest crash in the Islamic Republic as U.S. sanctions bar it from parts or new aircraft. Authorities said two people suffered injuries in the hard landing of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 … Continue reading Two injured after Iran passenger plane lands on runway

The victims of Ukraine Flight PS752

A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after take-off in Iran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. In total, 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians were on board the Kyiv-bound Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said. There were also 11 victims - including nine crew members - from Ukraine, … Continue reading The victims of Ukraine Flight PS752

Boeing faces more trouble after crash of a Ukrainian 737 jet in Iran

Another tragic airline crash Wednesday could cause more problems for Boeing. A three-year old Boeing 737-800 jet operated by Ukraine International Airlines crashed soon after takeoff from Tehran's international airport early Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. Iranian aviation authorities have begun an investigation. An early report from Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA blamed … Continue reading Boeing faces more trouble after crash of a Ukrainian 737 jet in Iran

Iran military plane crashes near dormant volcano

An Iranian military fighter jet crashed on Wednesday, December 25, near a dormant volcano in the northwest of the country, official media reported. State news agency IRNA said the jet went down at 9:00 am (0530 GMT) near Mount Sabalan, in the Lesser Caucasus range, and was a MiG-29 on a test flight after being … Continue reading Iran military plane crashes near dormant volcano

U.S. warship downs Iranian passenger jet

On July 3, 1988 in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy cruiser Vincennes shoots down an Iranian passenger jet that it mistakes for a hostile Iranian fighter aircraft. Two missiles were fired from the American warship–the aircraft was hit, and all 290 people aboard were killed. The attack came near the end of the Iran-Iraq … Continue reading U.S. warship downs Iranian passenger jet