Iran Admits Mistakingly Shooting Down Flight PS752
January 11, 2020 by Jack Anderson
All is peaceful and everything is okay.
Those are the last words of the pilot from flight PS752 to the Tehran airport workers. After denying that it had any involvement in the crash of the plane, the Iranian government today revealed what many already knew: the plane was shot down by an Iranian missile.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif sent the following message on Twitter:
A sad day. Preliminary conclusions of internal investigation by Armed Forces:
Human error at time of crisis caused by US adventurism led to disaster
Our profound regrets, apologies and condolences to our people, to the families of all victims, and to other affected nations.
At first, the Iranian government tried to refer to a possible fire that would have make the plane turn around and ultimately crash, but many quickly started to realize that the cause was actually much more dramatic. This week, the New York Times released a video showing a missile hitting something in the sky.
176 people died in the crash. As we mentioned in our previous article, wars can only lead to tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the lost lives.
on 2020-01-11 03:46:27 ET
Can we stop the war already?! Politicians are immature children.
on 2020-01-11 03:47:56 ET
Can we stop the war already? Politicians are immature children.