The passenger manifest for Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 includes years of birth; the oldest Canadian was born in 1945, the youngest in 2018. The victims had roots across the country. Many were believed to be Iranian-Canadian students returning to school after the winter break. There were also professors, dentists, doctors, a software engineer and a real-estate agent.
Flight 752 crashed Wednesday in Tehran, killing all 176 on board. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday evidence suggested “the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile.” An Iranian military statement later admitted the plane was unintentionally shot down.
At least 57 passengers had boarded the plane with Canadian passports while a total of 138 were connecting through Kyiv to Canada.
Here are the stories of those who died in the crash of Flight 752, compiled by The Globe and Mail with help from the families of the victims.
With files from Kathryn Blaze Baum, Caroline Alphonso, Joshua Azizi, Tom Cardoso, Stephanie Chambers, Kelly Cryderman, Christine Dobby, Colin Freeze, Justin Giovannetti, Kelly Grant, Justine Hunter, Tim Kiladze, James Keller, Matt Lundy, Jill Mahoney, Greg McArthur, Marsha McLeod, Greg Mercer, Oliver Moore, Julianna Perkins, Laura Stone, Wendy Stueck, Carrie Tait, Carly Weeks and The Canadian Press.
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