Two missiles downed Ukrainian plane near Tehran
Topics: UKRAINIAN PLANE TEHRAN
"Investigators... discovered that two Tor-M1 missiles... were fired at the aircraft," report said, adding an investigation was ongoing to assess the bearing their impact had on the accident.
On Sunday, the head of Iran's civil aviation investigative authority, Hassan Rezaeifar, said that Iran was independently decoding the flight data recorders from the downed Ukrainian plane and that Tehran has not yet decided whether the black boxes would be sent abroad.
Ukraine International Airlines’ Kiev-bound Boeing 737-800 crashed on 8 January, soon after departing from Iran’s Imam Khomeini Airport.
Citizens of Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom were among the 176 passengers and crew who perished. ■