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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJan-11 9:34 AM 
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Wash Post: Jan. 11, 2020 at 5:25 a.m. MST

ISTANBUL— Iran’s admission Saturday that it brought down a Ukrainian airliner it mistook for a hostile aircraft has prompted calls for a full investigation and for authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Iranian officials said that military personnel targeted Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, bound for Kyiv, early Wednesday as it turned toward a “sensitive military site” shortly after departing from Tehran.

The General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces apologized in a statement for what it said was “human error that caused the crash” of the Boeing 737-800, killing all 176 passengers on board.

The incident occurred just hours after Iran had fired more than a dozen short-range ballistic missiles at military bases housing American troops in Iraq — retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad last week.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday that he expects “a full admission of guilt” and for Iran “to bring those responsible to justice.”

“This morning was not good, but it brought the truth,” Zelensky said on Facebook. Ukraine has sent a team of 45 experts and search-and-rescue personnel to Tehran to help

 
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From: MEDDLYJan-11 11:36 AM 
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It departed Iran's own International airport, dumb Iranian Jerkovs.

 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJan-11 3:44 PM 
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The flight took off late and it is possible air traffic control didn’t pass along the message to the military. The Iranian military prob thought it was hostile aircraft. Pretty stupid, though as it should have been easy to confirm and the aircraft was leaving the airport, not landing

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