Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

A team of rescuers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine has returned home from Iran after completing work at the crash site of a Ukraine International Airlines plane outside Tehran.

"Our [guys] are at home. Rescuers of the State Emergency Service have returned from Iran," the agency's press service reported.

Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine
Photo from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8. It was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members on board. Two passengers and the crew members were Ukrainians. There were also 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, 10 citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany and the United Kingdom each. There were no survivors.

On January 11, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially admitted that the Ukrainian airliner had been shot down by accident as a result of a "human error."