With heavy hearts, APEGA has learned of the untimely deaths of at least three members of the association in the tragic air disaster that happened early Wednesday morning in Iran.
“I offer my deepest condolences to everyone affected by the loss of loved ones, friends, and colleagues in this terrible tragedy,” said APEGA Registrar & CEO Jay Nagendran, P.Eng. “A loss like this is felt across our staff and our membership, and also across our extended communities in Canada and Iran.”
A Ukraine International Airlines jet crashed several minutes after takeoff from Tehran, the capital of Iran, early Wednesday morning local time. All 176 passengers and crew of Flight PS752 were killed.
Early reports said 63 Canadians died in the crash. At least 30 of the deceased are believed to be from Edmonton.
“Our thoughts are with everyone touched by this horrible tragedy,” Mr. Nagendran said.