Unintended consequences…U.S. intelligence officials say it appears Iran accidentally shot down a commercial airplane killing all 176 souls using a Russian anti-missile system.
Iran mistakenly shot down Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran, US media report https://t.co/JMUJhBWG6V
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 9, 2020
Multiple media reports say the Boeing 737 plane bound for Kiev crash was an accident.
The crash happened a few hours after Iran launched missiles to Iraq to attack bases that host U.S. troops.
It’s Russian built surface-to-air missile-defense system was likely active in case the U.S. decided to retaliate.
Most of the people on board were either Iranian or Canadian.