US officials say they believe the Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737-800 was hit by a missile,
The Boeing 737 with 176 people onboard to Kyiv crashed 6 minutes after takeoff from Teheran killing all.
The plane crashed just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.
US intelligence said a satellite detected infrared “blips” of two missile launches, followed by another blip of an explosion.
Meanwhile, Pentagon and a senior US intelligence officials, as well as an Iraqi intelligence official said they believed the Ukrainian plane was hit by a Russian-made Tor missile.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said “I have my suspicions” over the plane. “Somebody could have made a mistake,” he said.
Initial invention report published by Iran officials said, the plane lost contact while climbing out at 8000ft and was engulfed in flames before crashing.
No mayday call was made.
This is another video showing crash of Flight #PS752 near #Shahriar, southwest of #Tehran early morning today. The Boeing 737-8KV of #Ukraine International Airlines exploded mid-aid before impacting ground. There is unconfirmed rumor about friendly fire by #IRGC|ASF Tor-M1 system pic.twitter.com/ej7Sk4Ngiz
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 8, 2020