As Canada and the world are still reeling from news of a passenger jet going down, Parliament Hill is showing respect for the victims. The Iran plane crash deaths of 63 Canadians have led to the Canadian flag on the Peace Tower being lowered to half-mast until further notice.\nOn January 8, the Canadian flag on Parliament Hill's Peace towered was lowered to pay respects to the people from Canada who lost their lives in the plane crash.\n"The flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from now until further notice in memory of the victims of the plane crash in Tehran," the Senate of Canada tweeted.\nUkraine International Airlines flight PS752 was supposed to go from Tehran's main international airport to Kiev on the morning of January 8 but crashed just minutes after takeoff.\nAll passengers and crew on board the aircraft died, including 63 Canadians.\nOther victims were from Iran, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany and the U.K., according to Ukrainian minister for foreign affairs Vadym Prystaiko.\n"This morning, I join Canadians across the country who are shocked and saddened to see reports that a plane crash outside of Tehran, Iran, has claimed the lives of 176 people, including 63 Canadians," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.\nThe Prime Minister has requested the flag on the Peace Tower be lowered to half mast until further notice in memory of the victims of the plane crash in Iran. #ukraineplanecrash #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/hfDI0ijRe8— Sarah Sears (@iamSas) January 8, 2020\nThe 63 Canadian victims in this plane crash came from all over Canada.\nSchools like the University of Guelph, the University of Waterloo, the University of Alberta and Carleton University announced that students and members of the school communities were among those who died in the crash.\nCondolences and tributes have been pouring in from politicians, institutions like universities that have lost people in the tragedy, and the Canadian people.\nTrudeau, Jagmeet Singh and François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, all tweeted about the plane crash.\nThere are no words.176 lives lost.63 Canadians won’t be coming home.These families deserve clear answers, but whatever the cause, this is devastating.Love to their families, friends, and communities and to everyone touched by this tragedy. https://t.co/jPSouzcFNZ— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) January 8, 2020\nFollowing the crash, Air Canada, the only Canadian carrier that operates in the region, altered its routes over the Middle East to ensure the security of its flights.\n"Our government will continue to work closely with its international partners to ensure that this crash is thoroughly investigated and that Canadians' questions are answered," Trudeau said.\nThe investigation into the crash is ongoing.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.