Did Iran accidentally shoot the plane down?
Iran refuses to provide crash data. There is speculation that the plane was accidentally shot down.
Iran has reportedly refused to share black box data with Boeing 737 of Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) that crashed over Tehran last night. This creates speculation that the plane was accidentally shot down by an Iranian missile.
A video has appeared on social media about the wreckage of the crash, with tattered bodies and debris spread over a wide area.
— روزنامه ایران (@IranNewspaper) January 8, 2020
The 737 800, which is very different from the 737 MAX and has an excellent safety record, crashed a few minutes after taking off from Tehran. All 176 people on board were killed.
Ukraine International Airlines said in a statement that the crashed plane was in excellent condition. RT reports that it was “one of the best aircraft” in the UIA fleet and that it was only serviced a few days before the crash. https://www.rt.com/news/477701-ukrainian-boeing-crash-/
The Boeing 737-800, which was delivered to the UIA in 2016, was “in excellent condition before its last flight from Tehran to Kiev,” Evgeny Dykhne, the company’s president, told reporters in Kiev, also describing the plane as “one.” the best.”
Overnight, the rumor mill pointed out mechanical errors that were causing Boeing stocks, which were already under pressure from the 737 MAX failure, to slide.
UIA flight director Ihor Sosnovsky also ruled out pilot errors as a possible cause of the crash, stating that the unfortunate flight was staffed by an “increased crew,” which included Captain Volodymyr Yaponenko, pilot instructor Oleksiy Naumkin and first officer Serhiy Khomenko.
All of this makes Iran’s rumored decision not to hand over the black box data suspicious. Was the plane accidentally hit by an Iranian missile? The timing is suspicious as the plane crashed over Iran in the same period that the country was launching rockets at US bases in Iraq.
If the plane accidentally crashed over Iran while the country was launching rockets, it would be a damn coincidence, wouldn’t it?
As one analyst claimed, there was “absolutely no reason” for the crash due to mechanical difficulties and provided an explanation that sounds pretty convincing.
There is absolutely no way that the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran is due to mechanical difficulties.
Which mechanical failures immediately drop all ADS-B transmissions on a new plane in a conflict zone? None.
Data looks similar to MH17. pic.twitter.com/cp7e0XQxVG
— kraigernetes (@craig_tracey) January 8, 2020
Most of the passengers on board had connecting flights via Boryspil Airport in Kiev, the main hub of the UIA. Iranian, Canadian, German, British, Swedish and Afghan citizens were among the dead.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the government to open an investigation and “examine all possible versions [of the crash]”.
Boeing has opened an investigation into the crash while Iran has opened a criminal investigation – or what could more accurately be described as a scapegoat hunt.