Person who posted video of missile striking Ukrainian airliner arrested, - Iran's Fars News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

The results of an investigation into the unnamed person would be released to the public
10:40, 15 January 2020


The person who published a video of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 being downed by an Iranian missile last week has been taken into custody by the elite Revolutionary Guards, Reuters reported citing the semi-official Iran's Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.

The source also said the results of an investigation into the unnamed person would be released to the public.

As it was reported earlier, 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. The aircraft of Ukraine's Defense Ministry will return from Iran with the bodies of 11 Ukrainians who deceased in the recent plane crash in Tehran.

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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.

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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.

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