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PS752 investigation: Video appears on Web showing Ukraine's aircraft downed with two missiles

Source : 112 Ukraine

Previously, U.S. reconnaissance assumed that the civilian plane could be shot down with two projectiles fired from SA-15 anti-aircraft defense system
21:38, 14 January 2020

Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via REUTERS

A video emerged on the Internet, where the plane of Ukraine's International Airlines in Iran is visibly downed with two missiles. Manoto channel posted the record on Twitter.

The footage clearly shows how the aircraft is hit with two projectiles within a 30 second-long break. The video also shows that the plane begins to lose altitude rapidly.

Previously, the Ukrainian Parliament voted for imposing full responsibility for the PS752 disaster on Iran and its government.

As is known, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 people aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. No one, including 11 Ukrainians survived the tragedy.

Related: Black boxes from downed Boeing 737 to be decrypted in Ukraine, - French Bureau of Investigation

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.

Initially, Iran denied that any claims of the plane being shot down by a missile made no sense. Later, the government and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps recognized that the aircraft was downed by a missile, as the country's anti-aircraft defense systems were on high alert. Tehran expressed its deepest condolences to all those who lost their loved ones in the disaster.

Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelensky insisted that Kyiv expects prosecution of those responsible for the tragedy and compensation from Iran.

Related: Iran to set up special court to investigate Boeing 737 crash
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