State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) considers two priority versions of the causes of the Boeing 737 plane crash in Iran: the first one is the missile hit, the second - terroristic attack. This was reported by the head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov during a meeting of a special working group.
"Indeed, the version of the missile hit with TOR surface-to-air missile system (SAMS – ed.) is attracting the biggest attention of the community today. However, it is enough to open the instruction manual for SAMS to raise a number of questions that need additional answers. In particular, we are talking about the flight range of the rocket, the nuances of managing the complex, etc. All issues are being worked out today," Bakanov said.
As for the version of the terrorist attack, the SBU also carefully examines and analyzes this information.
"After all, the topic is very important to make any hasty conclusions now. I can assure that we will necessarily give the public all objective, verified information," the head of Ukraine's State Security Service emphasized.
As we reported earlier, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 180 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 of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.