Official: Iran admits ‘human error’ brought down Ukrainian flight after ‘unintentional missile launch’

Theories all wrong...and the first video evidence was right

The Ukrainian passenger aircraft that recently crashed in Iran’s capital was brought down due to “human error” after flying too close to defense installations, triggering an accidental missile launch.

A military statement read on state media channels came as the first confirmation from Iranian officials that a missile, and not an engine fire, caused the crash last Wednesday. The statement noted that the shootdown was “unintentional” and maintained that those responsible would face consequences.

“A sad day,” wrote Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Twitter, adding “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.

Javad Zarif


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.

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The statement comes after a number of conflicting press reports as to the fate of the aircraft, as well as claims from the United States and Canada that the plane was brought down by an anti-air missile strike, which Iran initially disputed, pending investigation.

All 176 people on board the airliner were killed in the crash.

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  1. Sure seems like a lot of coincidences that occurred to have this happen. Yes, the Iranians admitted to the act and will take the heat. But I am just too cynical, I suppose, to believe the too many mistakes here, as well as other co-incidences. Allowing the plane to depart, allowing the change of course, IFF issues, Command and control comm issues, someone just happened to be videoing the night sky captures the missile strike and the US, unlike in Ukraine, had their sat data right on hand and immediately knew it was a missile strike, who did it and the system in use. Sure is a perfect storm of co-incidences. Then there is the speculation from some which might be correct as well…MEK moles? Would Iran admit to such if it were to be true? In the end, the Iranians never should have allowed the plane to depart…as well, this can also be laid at the feet of the US, for instigating the entire mess.

  2. It’s hard to imagine civilian air traffic being allowed to operate while military tensions create a disaster prone area such as this one. At least the passengers should be informed and have the option to disembark at a safe airport.

  3. Glad they had the courage to admit it.
    At some point all those Stingers that Hillary gave ISIS will start showing up. It makes me wonder if that missile tip photographed is real or fake, given there is no dirt disturbed around it.
    Iran has suffered a lot and this won’t make it any easier. Hanging onto a lie would have been worse.

  4. Pathetic bovine scat show w/ multiple narratives & bad actors behind masks spinning they’re collective propaganda for deeper ulterior motives of deceptions & agendas.

  5. Suppose this same tragic error happened at NY or Miami or LA, would Donald Adolph Hitler have had the integrity and courage and honesty to make the same confession to the world? Shame on this worthless piece of human garbage in the corrupt U.S. of A. who is responsible for the entire fiasco.

    • Flight 800? Fuel tank explosion from ‘electrical short’…which engineers didn’t believe. Too bad there wasn’t someone accidentally videoing at the time, as in Iran.

  6. No international airport should require anti-aircraft missiles for protection. But as long as the US is under the occupation of the Synagogue of Satan they do, proven by the assassination of Suleimani at Baghdad international airport. The blame lies with gutless and treasonous US politicians.

  7. What a great irony:
    — The US has never been willing to pay the families of those killed due to “collateral damage”.
    — Sharia law requires that innocent deaths be made good through compensation to family.
    — Iran has been shut off from all Dolla-r and Euro-based commercial and financial transactions, Hence, the bereaved cannot get their fair compensation for their losses, due to the US-imposed economic blockade against Iran.

  8. Would the US gov’t ever confess in a like manner? This is primarily the fault of the US for murdering Soleimani which triggered the events that followed.

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