Posted by Curt on 8 January, 2020 at 8:57 am. 3 comments already!


Iran is reportedly refusing to turn over the black box, which suggest there’s more.

Via ABC:

A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 people crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran, the capital of Iran, Wednesday morning, killing all on board.

The crash occurred about three hours after Iran fired multiple missiles into Iraq, targeting U.S. military sites in what appeared to be retaliation for the recent American drone strike that killed one of its top generals.

Iranian officials blamed the crash on a technical fault on the plane and said there was no immediate sign the two events were linked. But the cause of the disaster remained unclear, with Ukrainian and Iranian authorities offering uncertain explanations.

The Boeing 737-800 airliner bound for Kyiv took off at 6:12 a.m. from Tehran’s Imam Homeini International Airport but got into trouble just two minutes into the flight, according to flight trackers.

Footage aired on Iranian television and released by the Iranian Red Crescent showed the plane’s wreckage scattered across a field in small fragments. Iranian officials told state media there was no chance anyone survived.

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