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Iran final report blames air defence operator error for UIA plane crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the report, the aircraft was mistakenly identified as a "hostile target"
21:00, 17 March 2021

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Iran’s civil aviation body has released the final report on the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran in 2020. The blame was laid on the air defense operator. It was reported by Reuters.

According to the report, the aircraft was mistakenly identified as a "hostile target."

“The plane was identified as a hostile target due to a mistake by the air defence operator ... near Tehran and two missiles were fired at it,” the report said in its summary.

As we reported earlier, on January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight) with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital had left no survivors.

On the morning of Saturday, January 11, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces announced that a missile launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards military center hit the Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane.

The results of the decryption of information from the aircraft's flight recorders carried out in France confirmed that the disaster was the result of a missile attack.

On February 20, the Iranian Military Prosecutor's Office announced the completion of the investigation into the downing of Ukraine International Airlines plane.

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