Tehran, Iran – On Friday new footage popped up on social media of how the Ukraine International Boeing 737-800 was shot down accidentally by an Iranian missile. When you watch the videos it’s clear that a missile caused Flight 752 to crash, and not a mechanical fault. All 176 people on board were killed in the crash.
Tensions between Iran and the U.S. caused the Iranians to be in a high state of alert – probably afraid of an American attack – after Iran launched 22 ballistic missiles at 2 U.S. targets in Iraq, in retaliation for the killing of Qassem Soleimani – Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
This probably caused the Ukrainian passenger aircraft to be shot down by mistake by Irainian missiles, launched from a military base near Tehran.
This second video on Twitter shows how the surface-to-air missile hit the Ukrainian passenger aircraft. Due to the missile, the aircraft is being illuminated in such way that we can see the impact pretty clearly – probably a direct hit of the left engine, not the cockpit.
According to reports, the pilots tried to return to the airport for an emergency landing, although radiocontact was lost at the moment of impact. It remains unclear if the pilots were still alive at the moment of impact. The impact could have also changed the direction of the aircraft.
Two minutes after takeoff and only 10 seconds after impact, Ukraine International Flight 752 crashed between the cities of Parand and Shahriar, killing all 176 people on board.