Iran Missiles Blast Ukraine AirPlane From The Sky, According to Newsweek, a Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official have told them that it was indeed an Iranian missile that hit the Ukrainian airplane that killed 176 people after the missile strike on Tuesday night:
The Ukrainian flight that crashed just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile system, a Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official told Newsweek.
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, a Boeing 737–800 en route from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airpot to Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport, stopped transmitting data Tuesday just minutes after takeoff and not long after Iran launched missiles at military bases housing U.S. and allied forces in neighboring Iraq.
The aircraft is believed to have been struck by a Russia-built Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system, known to NATO as Gauntlet, the three officials told Newsweek.
Intel officials believe the missile attack was accidental…
One Pentagon and one U.S senior intelligence official told Newsweek that the Pentagon’s assessment is that the incident was accidental.
Iran’s anti-aircraft were likely active following the country’s missile attack, which came in response to the U.S. killing last week of Revolutionary Guard Quds Force commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, sources said.
U.S. Central Command declined to comment on the matter when contacted by Newsweek.
Of the 176 people on board, 82 were Iranian, 63 were Canadian and 11 were Ukrainian (including nine crewmembers).
Iran Missiles Shutdown Ukraine AirPlane
Now you know why Iran immediately said it would not give Boeing the recovered black boxes for analysis. They were expecting a missile from the US in response to their attack, and ended up taking out an airplane full of innocent people instead. And of course they are trying to cover it up with this ‘mechanical issue’ nonsense.
In fact, in the last day or so Iran has continued to say that plane was on fire due to a mechanical issue and was turning back to the airport, despite no Mayday calls from the pilots.
But few believe that, including the Ukrainians who say they are considering a missile attack as a possibility for the crash.
Iran Missiles Blast Ukraine AirPlane From The Sky.
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