Iran's Guards mistook Ukrainian plane for cruise missile, says official
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Iran's Guards mistook Ukrainian plane for cruise missile, says official

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A Ukrainian plane shot down by Iran was misidentified as a cruise missile, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Saturday in a broadcast on Iranian state television.

The plane was shot down by a short-range missile, aerospace division head Amirali Hajizadeh said.

Video appears to show moment Ukraine plane hit over Iran
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Video appears to show moment Ukraine plane hit over Iran

Video footage reviewed and verified by The New York Times on Thursday appears to show a missile striking a Ukraine-bound aircraft shortly before it crashed in Tehran, Iran. The 19-second clip appears to show a missile flying toward the passenger plane before it slams into the aircraft in a bright white flash. The plane, however, does not explode, instead appearing to change course before it falls out of view. A large boom can be heard shortly after, but it is not clear from the video what the source of the sound could be.


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