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Ukrainian Boeing B737 Crashes in Iran
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:14:44 PM »
176 people have died in the crash of a Ukrainian Boeing B737-800 shortly after take off from Tehran.

Much speculation about a possible missile attack bringing the aircraft down, or an engine fire. Yet another case of the public wading through what is a crime scene. :-X

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51042326

Information seems sketchy still, but I haven`t heard about a mayday call, the aircraft was in for maintenance a few days ago, which is likely a point of interest.
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Re: Ukrainian Boeing B737 Crashes in Iran
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 04:37:15 PM »
Pentagon, senior US inelegance officials and Iraqi officials have been told it was shot down according to Newsweek.

https://news.sky.com/story/iran-plane-crash-downing-street-looking-into-reports-ukrainian-jet-was-shot-down-by-missile-11904698

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Re: Ukrainian Boeing B737 Crashes in Iran
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 01:18:42 PM »
Iran has finally admitted it shot the aircraft down.

The military said the jet turned towards a sensitive site belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards and was then mistaken for a cruise missile.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51073621
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Re: Ukrainian Boeing B737 Crashes in Iran
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 03:46:25 PM »

Based on what we've learned so far they made no attempt to contact the aircraft before shooting it down, and if it was heading to a sensitive site, why didn't the crew or the airport know about it beforehand, that way the flight could have been rerouted around it.

This was someone seeing a blip on a radar screen, panicking and opening fire without even trying to identify it.
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Re: Ukrainian Boeing B737 Crashes in Iran
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 04:36:36 PM »
Clearly the Iranian statement is utter nonsense, there is no question of that.

I included it to show that despite many countries saying they believed the aircraft had been shot down by a missile, the Iranians still attempted to make some sort of excuse for downing the plane.

They are not going to achieve anything by issuing ridiculous statements, attempting to cover a lie with more lies simply does not work.
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Re: Ukrainian Boeing B737 Crashes in Iran
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 05:37:52 PM »
There were apparently at least 3 other flights left the airport around the same time. So yeah, the reasoning is clearly a load of rubbish.