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Iran on Saturday admitted that it shot down Ukrainian Airlines flight 752, which crashed near Tehran on Wednesday with 176 people on board.
A statement from Iran’s military said it shot down the plane by accident after it got close to a military base.
Iran’s foreign minister blamed the shooting on “human error,” brought about by an atmosphere of crisis caused by the sudden escalation of Iran’s conflict with the US.
Iran at first sought to blame the crash on a mechanical fault on board the plane, but changed its story on Saturday.
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Iran admitted shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet with 176 people on board, which it says was the result of human error.
In a statement by military officials early Saturday, Iran admitted hitting Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752 with a missile earlier this week.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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