TEHRAN, IRAN (AP)
Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.
The statement came Saturday morning. It blames “human error” for the shootdown.
The jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces.
Iran had denied for several days that a missile downed the aircraft. The US and Canada, citing intelligence, said they believe Iran shot down the aircraft.