The Iranian military on Friday released a shocking statement regarding the recent Ukraine International Airlines’ Boeing 737 passenger jet’s crash which killed all 176 aboard. Sources from the Iranian state TV stated that Iran has announced its military unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner. Claiming human error as the reason for the crash, Iran military assured that the responsible parties would be held accountable.
Though the government denied shooting down the plane from the past few days, the US and Canadian intelligence on Friday indicated the reason behind crash. The passenger plane en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, was carrying 167 passengers who were killed in the crash which took place near Tehran at around 6:22 AM as per the local time. This crash came close on the heels of Iran launching missiles at US forces in Iraq in response to the killing of a top Iranian general in a US drone strike in Baghdad.
BREAKING: Footage of Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed just outside Iranian Capital of Tehran with 180 Passengers on board. Plane was on Fire while coming down.. pic.twitter.com/R1SNv2hgEf
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