Ukrainian plane crash near Tehran caused by human error, Iran's final report says
The plane was identified as a hostile target by the operator of an air defense system stationed around Tehran, and two missiles were fired at it," the CAO said in the preface of its 285-page report published on its official website, confirming preliminary official findings.
However, the report was a "cynical attempt" to hide the true reasons for the downing of the plane, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Facebook.
The Ukrainian aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was hit on Jan. 8, 2020 by two missiles shot by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps shortly after it took off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. ■