Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane


Months after Iran fired on the Ukrainian passenger plane near Baghdad's international airport. A report from Iran Civil Aviation Organization reveals more details about what happened. NPR's Peter Kenyon has more A report from Iran's Civil Aviation Organization blames a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication for firing on a Ukrainian passenger jet in January. Officials in Tehran were silent for days after the attack before admitting it was responsible. At the time. Iranian officials blamed human error for the deadly strike, which killed 176 people. Tehran also said its forces were on highest alert because Iran had just launched a ballistic missile attack against the base in Iraq, where U. S soldiers were present. After months of delay the black boxes aboard the flight or due to be decoded later this month. Peter Kenyan NPR NEWS

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