The Iranian military has admitted that it has dropped the “unidentified” Ukrainian passenger plane.
The Iranian Army has admitted an Ukrainian passenger aircraft has fallen due to a missile fired on its behalf. But the Iranian military says the attack was not intentional.
“The Ukrainian aircraft accidentally fell due to a human error,” the country’s military statement said on Saturday morning, broadcast by Iranian government TV. The statement said that those responsible for the incident will be punished. Iran has previously said the airplane crashed due to technical reasons.
The plane that landed from Tehran’s International Airport crashed shortly after it took off. All 176 passengers onboard the plane died.