Iran Shot Down Civilian Airliner Killing All 176 On Board

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U.S. officials said Thursday they believe the Ukrainian airliner that crashed earlier this week was mistakenly shot down by the Iranian military with a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, Fox News confirmed.

The crew of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people on board, never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back to the airport when their burning plane went down, an initial Iranian investigative report said Thursday. Ukraine, meanwhile, said it considered a missile strike as one of several possible theories for the crash, despite Iran’s denials.


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