MONTREAL – The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) is closely monitoring the developments related to this morning’s tragedy of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS-752, a Boeing 737-800 that crashed in a field a few minutes after take-off from Tehran International airport.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the reported 176 passengers and crew members who were onboard the aircraft.

Whilst the emergency and recovery efforts are taking place, IFALPA stresses the need to avoid speculation and theories as to what happened to the aircraft. The Federation has reached out to the Ukrainian Air Line Pilots’ Association and will offer its expertise to the relevant Aviation Authorities in order to help gather facts and any other safety and security information which may be pertinent to this event.

For further information, please contact Emily Bitting, IFALPA Senior Communications Specialist, emilybitting@ifalpa.org,
+1 514 419 1191 ext. 228

Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries around the globe. The mission of IFALPA is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, services and support to both our members.