Iranian air disaster: Tehran’s anti-aircraft defense shot down plane, US officials say


Iran mistakenly shot down the Boeing 737 of Ukraine International Airlines which crashed in Tehran on Wednesday, a tragedy that left 176 dead, several American media said Thursday, citing American intelligence sources.

CNN and CBS and Newsweek magazine quoted officials on condition of anonymity as convinced that Tehran’s anti-aircraft defense shot down UIA flight PS752 just after takeoff.

Trump voices “doubts”

US President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed his “doubts” about the reasons for the crash of a Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing in Tehran, which left 176 dead.

“I have my doubts”, Trump said from the White House. “I have the feeling that something terrible happened (…) Someone could have made a mistake (…) I don’t know“, he added.


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