Iran 'unintentionally' shot down the Ukrainian airliner that killed 176 people
All 176 people on board were killed in the crash. The Iranian military has expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
Iran has announced about an 'unintentional' shot that took down the Ukrainian airliner that killed 176 people onboard. Iranian state TV balmes 'human error' for the accident. The Iranian military read a statement on state TV on Saturday.
A Ukrainian aircraft which crashed earlier this week in Iran had flown close to a sensitive military site belonging to the elite Revolutionary Guards and was shot down unintentionally due to human error, The responsible parties would be referred to a judicial department within the military and held accountable, the statement said.
All 176 people on board were killed in the crash. The Iranian military statement expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
The United States and Canada had said that the plane was shot down, a claim Iran had initially denied. After speculations of Iranian missile hitting the Ukrainian airliner with its missile by mistake, Tehran has been planning to download and check the black box recordings. The plane crash killed 176 people aboard.
The crash has heightened international pressure on Iran after months of friction with the United States and tit-for-tat military strikes. Washington killed an Iranian general last week in Iraq, prompting Tehran to fire at U.S. targets.