Story 6 – Iran Plane Crash

by David Korzinski | December 27, 2020 8:00 pm

After Ukraine Airlines Flight 752 as shot down over Tehran on January 8, this country was plunged into grief. 57 Canadians were among the 176 people killed in the crash. Stories of lost loved ones[1] from across the country began to emerge as news of the tragedy spread. To exemplify just how deeply the story permeated the Canadian consciousness, consider that it rated the highest awareness ever[2] on the ARI Awareness Index, which has been tracking stories since 2014.

The Angus Reid Institute released multiple studies, finding disapproval for the airstrike ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump that preceded the incident, support for the Prime Minister’s handling of the ordeal, and opinions about Canada’s relationship with Iran going forward.

Initial reactions:[3]

Opinions of American airstrike:[4]

  1. Stories of lost loved ones:
  2. highest awareness ever:

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