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Iranian missile brought down Ukraine jet by mistake

Tuesday it was reported a Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, a Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 176 people.

It was initially reported there was a malfunction with the jet. Reports are now stating an Iranian missile brought down the Ukraine jet by mistake. 


The Ukrainian airplane that crashed outside of Tehran on Tuesday was mistakenly struck down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile system, U.S. weekly Newsweek reported, citing a Pentagon official and a senior American intelligence official. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his country has evidence which indicates that the Ukrainian plane Wednesday "was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile."

He added that it may have been "unintentional" and noted an in-depth investigation is under way into the crash, which killed more than 60 Canadians.

Iranian missile brought down Ukraine jet by mistake

Three U.S. officials said they believe that the Ukrainian plane was shot down by an Iranian missile, citing satellite data.

According to satellite data, one U.S. official said, the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 bound for Kiev was airborne for two minutes after departing Tehran when the heat signatures of two surface-to-air missiles were detected.

That was quickly followed by an explosion in the vicinity of the plane, the official said. Heat signature data then showed the plane on fire as it went down.

Two U.S. officials, however, said that Washington believed the downing of the plane was accidental.

So many lives lost. This is really sad. What are your thoughts?

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