Iranian airliners warned not to fly over Ukraine

TEHRAN, July 18 (MNA) – Iranian Civil Aviation Organization warns Iranian airliners about using Ukrainian airspace due to lack of safety.

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) deputy Hamid Habibi has told Mehr News that that warning came following recent Malaysian plane crash over Eastern Ukraine and speculations on the reason behind the incident.

Habibi stated that Iranian airliners would better avoid flying over Ukrainian airspace, especially in eastern part of the country where unrest continues.

Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday over east of Ukraine where pro-Russian opposition controls the region. Malaysia believes the passenger plane was downed by a ground to air missile. All 295 passengers and crew aboard were killed in crash.

By Mehr News Agency

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