A video shows Iranian missile hitting the Ukraine Boeing 737-800 plane near Tehran’s airport.
The jet crashed just 6 minutes after takeoff on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.
The video shows what appeared to be a missile hit, and the plane continued to fly for few minutes and turn back towards the airport.
The visual and audio matches the flight path of the plane and satellite imagery of the area where the plane crashed.
ATC lost contact with the plane when it was climbing out at 8000ft., and within minutes plane was engulfed in flames and crashed with an explosive sound.
Authenticity of the video can be matched with the building in the crash site when comparing the satellite imagery. Evenly spaced out building can be seen identical in both satellite image and video.
However, Iran denied the US officials claim of missile hit and blame it on the engine failure.
In the meantime, Ukraine Airline said in a statement that it has an excellent safety record and this is the first time one of its aircraft crashed.
“….bout how #IRGC Aerospace Force has shot-down flight #PS752 of #Ukraine International Airlines over #Parand, SW of #Tehran using a Tor-M1 SAM system from its Ballistic Missile Research Development center in NW of #Parand yesterday…” tweets Iranian news reporter.
#BREAKING: This video is still unverified, but it is released on a Telegram channel & it is claimed to be showing the moment of shot-down of Flight #PS752 of #Ukraine International Airlines over #Parand when it was hit by twp 9M331 missiles launched by a Tor-M1 SAM of #IRGC. https://t.co/YGOY9J5dWO pic.twitter.com/PRc7u3HbfF
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 9, 2020