US and Canada have claimed that Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 was hit by a surface to air missile. All 176 passengers lost their lives in this plane crash. Now the US and Canada have called it an attack, not an accident. Both countries have accused Iran for this crash. At the same time, Ukraine has also sought UN unconditional cooperation to investigate the incident.
According to senior US intelligence officials, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was hit by a Russian-made Tor missile.
On Thursday, two US officials said that it was more likely that the Ukrainian aircraft was shot down by Iran with a ground-to-air missile, news agency AP reported.
US intelligence picked up signals of the SAM radar being turned on & satellites detected infrared blips of 2 missile launches, before Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 went down.
Iran has dismissed the allegations as a rumor. A statement issued by Iran said that at the time this accident took place, many other flights were also flying at the same altitude. We are investigating the black box of the aircraft with Ukraine. If needed, we are ready to analyze its data in France or any other country as well. Iran has also invited Boeing’s team for investigation.
The crash occurred just moment after a missile attack on US military bases in Iraq. While the US has feared the plane was shot down, Ukraine has now sought cooperation from the United Nations. Ukraine has sought unconditional support from the United Nations to investigate the plane crash.
Ukraine asks UN for 'unconditional support' in Iran plane crash probe, minister says: AFP news agency— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2020
Ukraine’s Prime minister also claimed that it appears plane was shot down by Iranian missiles.
BREAKING: Ukraine's prime minister says it appears plane was shot down by Iranian missiles— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) January 9, 2020
UK’s prime minister Boris Jhonson also claimed that information suggests Ukraine jet hit by Iran missile.
A total of 176 passengers were in this aircraft, including 82 from Iran, 11 from Ukraine, 63 from Canada, 10 from Sweden, 4 from Afghanistan, 3 from Germany and 3 from Britain. All the passengers lost their lives in the accident.