Western intelligence agencies see no signs Ukraine airliner was shot down - Canadian source
The initial assessment of Western intelligence agencies is that a Ukrainian airliner which crashed in Iran on Wednesday was not brought down by a missile, said a Canadian security source. © Thomson Reuters Red Crescent workers check the debris from the Ukraine International Airlines plane, that crashed after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport, on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020.
Rick Sanchez reports on a video , verified by the New York Times, purporting to show a surface-to-air rocket shooting down the Boeing 737 NG that crashed
The New York Times has obtained and verified video showing the moment a Ukrainian airliner was hit in Iran .CreditCredit Screenshot from video . In the video , approximately 10 seconds pass between the flash of impact of what is believed to be a missile and the sound of the explosion
Surveillance video from Iran circulating on social media Tuesday appears to show two missiles hitting the Ukrainian passenger jet downed over Tehran, fired approximately 30 seconds apart, providing new information about the tragedy that killed 176 people on the plane.
The video was verified by Storyful, a social-media-intelligence company owned by News Corp, parent of Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones. It raises new questions about how forthcoming Iranian authorities were when, after three days of denial, they admitted they had mistakenly struck the Ukraine International Airlines flight without mentioning a second missile.
Iran Says It Is Willing to Share Jet's Black Boxes, Denies Hostile Act
Iranian investigators said they would be willing to hand over the black boxes in a Ukrainian airliner crash to another country for analysis, as Tehran attempted to dispel claims by Western officials that the Boeing 737-800 was downed by missiles. Iran also invited investigators from Boeing Co., the U.S., Ukraine, France and Canada to probe the causes of the crash, which killed all 176 on board.The Iranian investigation team said Friday it would first seek to analyze the black boxes, including the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, in Iran.
New York Times VERIFIES that the below video is really showing the moment when Ukrainian flight was struck by an Iranian missile • Small explosion occurs
The New York Times has obtained and verified video showing the moment a Ukrainian airliner was hit in Iran .
It also possibly answers the question of why the Ukrainian airliner’s transponder stopped working before being hit by the missile that apparently brought the jet down last week.
The blurry video shows what appears to be a missile launched from a site near the airport, and hitting an object in the sky, presumably the plane.
About 30 seconds later, a second missile is fired, which hits the plane, this time a little closer to the airport. The jet stays in the air for several minutes and bursts into flames.
Pompeo confirms Iran suspected in plane crash
“We do believe that it’s likely that plane was shot down by an Iranian missile,” he told reporters in a press briefing.“We do believe that it’s likely that plane was shot down by an Iranian missile,” he told reporters in a press briefing at the White House on Friday. “We're going to let the investigation play out before we make a final determination. It's important that we get to the bottom of it.
Iranians have taken to the streets in protest after the government admitted, after three days of denials, that it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. We first learned that it was a missile that took down a Ukrainian airliner over Iran because of this video showing the moment of impact.
Video footage appears to show the moment a missile hit a Ukrainian airliner over Iran , eventually resulting in a crash that killed all 176 people on board.
The plane appears to circle back toward Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport before crashing roughly 20 miles from it.
A U.S. official identified the weapon used as a Russian-made SA-15 surface-to-air missile system, also known as the Gauntlet.
While Canada and the U.K. said at the time that one missile was fired, U.S. officials told the Journal that the system fired two missiles.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Saturday admitted it had mistakenly shot the plane down, something Western governments had claimed, taking full responsibility and promising accountability for the perpetrators and compensation for the victims.
The three-day delay in that admission, which Ukrainian officials have said came only after they found evidence of the use of a missile forced Tehran’s hand, fueled anger and protests in the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities against perceived incompetence and dishonesty by the Iranian leadership.
The revelation that Iran’s military struck a civilian plane not once but twice will likely add fuel to that anger.
Iranian authorities on Tuesday said they had arrested an undisclosed number of suspects in connection with the shooting, with President Hassan Rouhani urging the country’s judiciary to establish a special court to hold to account those responsible for the crash.
“Anyone who should be punished will be punished,” Mr. Rouhani said in a televised speech Tuesday, his first public remarks since the plane was shot down. “The whole world will be watching our trial.”
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