News Karnataka
Saturday, November 27 2021


Ukrainian plane crash near Tehran due to human error

Tehran: Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has published its final report on the January 2020 Ukrainian plane crash near Tehran, identifying “human error” as the cause of the accident.

“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 on Wednesday.

The Boeing-737, en route from Tehran to Kiev, was shot down by two rockets shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on January 8, 2020.

The accident resulted in the deaths of all 167 passengers and nine crew members on board, who were citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, and the UK.

Later, Iran’s armed forces confirmed that an “unintentional” launch of a military missile by the country was the cause of the incident.

In July 2020, the transcript of the black boxes from the plane confirmed the fact of illegal interference with the plane.

Reacting to the CAO’s findings, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday said the report was a “cynical attempt” to hide the true reasons for the downing of the plane.

Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.

error: Content is protected !!