Pentagon Officials and Iraqi Intelligence Confirm Ukrainian Plane Operating Flight 752 Was Accidentally Hit By Missile
U.S, Canadian and UK Officials and agencies confirm that the Ukraine International Flight 752, being operated on Boeing 737-800 was crashed after a missile hit launched by Iran.
The Boeing 737 which crashed minutes after take-off was carrying 176 people on board including 167 passengers and 9 crew members.
Though early speculated to be an engine problem or technical issue, something else is being investigated after evaluating the videos and satellite information.
What does the U.S. Officials has to say
Meanwhile, US officials are confident that the Ukrainian Flight 752 was shot down by Iran as the American Intelligence picked up signals of the radar being turned on and satellite detected infrared blips of 2 missile launches, followed shortly by another infrared blip of an explosion.
President Donald Trump earlier said, “I have my suspicions over the plane.” He added, “Somebody could have made a mistake.”
Surprisingly, he doubted in remarks at the White House that mechanical or technical issue may have been a cause.
Probably the missiles launched were a Russian-made SA-15 surface-to-air missile system also known as Tor Missile System.
Pentagon officials also said, “The plane was being tracked moments before it went down by Iranian radar used to aim missiles.”
Aviation Safety Experts found some unusual aspects
Some Aviation safety analyst, pilots and experts also claimed several aspects of the crash to be unusual.
U.S officials said two missiles were used. However, Canadian and the U.K. officials opted for one missile.
People from seven countries mainly from Iran and Canada died in the deadly air crash just few minutes after take-off from Tehran bound for Kiev.
How experienced were the crew
As per the Airline Officials, the crew was highly experienced, including a captain with 11,600 flight hours experience on a Boeing 737.
Ukraine International Airlines Vice President said, “Given the crew’s experience, error probability is minimal.” He added, “We do not consider such a chance.”
The aircraft operated on the flight was in good condition as well as was just 3.6 years old, newly delivered from Boeing.
|Two missiles were shot in the Iranian space.
The plane took off from Tehran at 6:12am local time almost an hour after the scheduled 5:15am departure. The aircraft reached about 8,000ft before it got disappeared.
You can read more about the crash on: Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 Crashed In Iran Killing 176