Release #: 20.01
January 08, 2020

ALPA Canada Statement on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS-752

OTTAWA, ONT.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l Canada (ALPA Canada) is deeply saddened by the devastating tragedy that resulted in the loss of 176 passengers and crewmembers—including 63 Canadians—when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, a Boeing 737-800, crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, Iran.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the victims and crew of this tragedy and their families. At this difficult time, we caution against speculation as to what happened. We must allow a fact-based safety and security investigation to take place in order to evaluate and identify all pertinent steps that can be taken to ensure aviation safety across the globe,” said Capt. Tim Perry, ALPA Canada president.

ALPA Canada is closely monitoring the developments related to this morning’s tragedy.

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