The plane, en route to Kyiv, was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members from several countries.
A report released Saturday by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization blames the shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner on a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between troops and their commanders.
The report comes months after the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran that killed all 176 people on board. Authorities had initially denied responsibility but changed course days later after Western nations presented extensive evidence that Iran had shot down the plane.
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Iran Says Misaligned Radar, Human Error To Blame For Downing Of Ukrainian Airliner — RFE
Iran plane crash: ‘Human error’ to blame for downing of Ukrainian jet — BBC
Iran Says Forgetful Operator Helped Trigger Ukraine Jet Crash — Bloomberg
Iran blames communication, missile battery alignment for shooting down Ukrainian jet — The Hill
Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane — NPR
Iran says Ukraine passenger jet downed due to radar ‘misalignment’ — Middle East Monitor
Iran blames bad communication and missile misalignment for shooting down passenger plane — ABC News Online
Iran Says Radar Operator “Forgot” To Make Crucial Adjustment, Leading To Airline Downing — Zero Hedge