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Iranian experts consider version of missile strike on Ukrainian Boeing 737 due to error

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tehran can take responsibility if it is confirmed that the Ukrainian plane was shot down by a missile
09:20, 11 January 2020
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Iranian experts are considering the version that Ukrainian Boeing 737 was hit by a missile launched by mistake. This was reported by Iran International on Twitter.
 
"Several sources in Iran told Iran International that a group of experts is investigating reports that due to a human error, the missile hit the plane shortly after flying from Imam Airport," the statement said.

Resource #PS752, dedicated to the tragedy of Ukrainian airliner in Iran, told the Telegram channel that the Iranian government could take responsibility if it is confirmed that the Ukrainian plane was shot down by a missile.

"There is a rumor that tomorrow (January 11, - 112 International), the Iranian government will take responsibility for bringing down flight 752, they want to tell everyone that this happened due to a human mistake," the resource said.
 
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Earlier, the semi-official Iranian resource Fars News reported that on Saturday, January 11, Iranian authorities will unveil the results of an investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing 737 aircraft and state the cause of the tragedy.

As we reported, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction."

As is known, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 179 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport on January 8. No one of those 176 aboard, including 11 Ukrainians survived the tragedy. The aircraft was on its way from Tehran to Kyiv.

The crash took place soon after the takeoff. Iranian media reported that, quoting the airport administration. The officials said that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction" of the plane's engine. The Ukrainian air company that owned the aircraft denied that there was such a malfunction; a pilot's mistake was ruled out, too. Eventually, Iran recognized that the plane was shot down with a missile - by mistake; the Iranian government and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps expressed their deepest condolences to the victims' families.

Related: Georgia ready to assist Ukraine in investigating plane crash in Iran

 
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