Iran plane crash: Western powers suggest missile downed jet

INVESTIGATIONS are continueing about the cause of the crash.

Evidence suggests an Iranian missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran, possibly in error, Western leaders say.

The leaders of Canada and the UK called for a full and thorough investigation into the crash, which killed all 176 people on board.
Iran has ruled out a missile strike by its air defences.

The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.

Iran is known to have Russian-made Tor missile defence systems

US media have speculated that the timing of the crash suggests the plane may have been mistaken for a US warplane as Iran prepared for possible US retaliation for the strikes.

CBS News quoted US intelligence sources as saying a satellite detected infrared “blips” of two missile launches, followed by another blip of an explosion.


2 replies

  1. If this plane was shot down it would be the third (according to my memory just now) such accident. The first one being the Iranian plane shot down by a US missile, the second one the Malaysian plane shot down by Russian militia in Ukraine and now the third one in Teheran. It is indeed dangerous to have all these missile launchers all over the place with nervous soldiers pushing the triggers…

  2. Inna lilla he wa inna alaihe rajeoon – we all are from Allah and to Him we all return. May all those who died rest in peace and may Allah grant strength to the families left behind.

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