Authorities of Iran said fire in engine section caused fire aboard crashed plane

Date: 15:27, 08-01-2020.

Almaty. January 8. KazTAG - The authorities of Iran said the plane crashed following fire in the engine section.
"Fire in the engine section caused the Ukrainian plane crash," Qassem Biniaz, spokesman for Iran's Road and Transportation authority.
The Iranian authorities deny missile attack.
"If there was a missile strike, the plane would have exploded in the sky, but the fire in the engine and the pilot's failure to take control over the plane have caused the crash," he said.

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