Iran 'mistakenly shot down Ukraine jet' says US media 3 years ago

Iran 'mistakenly shot down Ukraine jet' says US media

176 people died as a result of the plane crash.

US intelligence officials have claimed that they evidence that suggests the Ukraine International flight that crashed in Iran was shot down by an Iranian missile.


176 people were killed as a result of the incident.

According to a number of different US media sources, including CNN and CBS, America increasingly believes that Iran mistakenly shot down plane which crashed on Wednesday.

CBS have reported that it appears as though missile components were found near the crash site. They have also said that US satellites detected "surface to air" missiles around the time the plane took off.

Iran are yet to make an official statement in response to these claims.


The initial Iranian report suggested that a sudden emergency struck the Boeing 737 moments after it took off from Tehran.

The report also said that the crew of the jetliner never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back for the airport when the plane crashed.

When Donald Trump was asked about the incident on Thursday he replied: "Well, I have my suspicions. "It's a tragic thing when I see that. Because somebody could've made a mistake on the other side ... It was flying in a pretty rough neighbourhood, and somebody could've made a mistake."