UIA plane that crashed after taking off from the Iranian capital on January 8, was downed by two short-range surface-to-air missiles. It was stated by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization in a second preliminary investigation report, Bloomberg reported.
According to the report, the Tor-M1 missiles were launched at Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 jetliner from the north.
It was also stated that the plane had taken off from Tehran at 6:12 a.m. local time and had lost all contact with air traffic control at 8,100 feet. It disappeared from secondary surveillance radar screens 3 minutes after, and from primary surveillance radars - at 6:18 a.m.
Iran lacks the facilities in order to decode the retrieved flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder.
Meanwhile, accident investigation agencies of France and the U.S. have refused to send all the necessary equipment to Iran for decoding the black boxes.
As we reported earlier, the bodies of eleven Ukrainians, who died in a PS752 plane crash in Iran, were delivered back home. They were met by top officials and hundreds of ordinary Ukrainians, including relatives of the victims, at the Boryspil airport.