Ukrainian jet that crashed in Tehran WAS hit by an Iranian missile

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On Wednesday a Ukrainian Airlines flight crashed in Tehran killing 176 people, according to Pentagon officials it was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile system. A Russian-built Tor-M1 surface-tor-air missile system struck down Ukraine International Airlines flight 752,three security officials have said. 

It is believed the aircraft was likely targeted by mistake by Iranian missile systems that were active on Wednesday night, according to officials. The missile systems were active on Wednesday night as Iran launched rockets at two US basis in Iraq. Ukraine sent over missile specialists to inspect the wreckage after it was reported that the plane was trying to turn back after a technical fault. The jet exploded into pieces yesterday and footage shows it lighting up a dark street before exploding into a huge fireball. The crew of the flight did not make a radio call to raise the alarm, although Iran says the plane had suffered a technical fault, caught fire and started to head back to Tehran. The incident has been describe as an ‘accident’ however black boxes have been damaged and parts of their memory lost. 

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated today that they vow to find to find the truth on what happened as he declared a day of national mourning after the crash. 

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla.

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