20th January 01:43 PM
Several people detained in Iran over shot down Ukrainian plane
By Naveel Krishant
Wednesday 15/01/2020
[Photo:BBC]

Several people have been detained in Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile.

Iran’s judiciary says investigations into the incident were continuing but provided no details.

President Hassan Rouhani said the probe would be overseen by a "special court".

Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 was brought down shortly it took off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board.

Most of the victims were Iranian and Canadian citizens.

For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied that its armed forces had shot down the Boeing 737-800 and suggested there had been a technical failure.

But as evidence mounted, the Revolutionary Guards said the operator of a missile defence system had mistaken the aircraft for a US cruise missile and fired at it.

[Source:BBC]

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