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Kiev: Our plane may have been hit by a terrorist act or a missile strike

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — On Thursday, Ukrainian officials put forward 3 hypotheses explaining the cause of the crash of the Boeing 737, which was heading yesterday from the Iranian capital, Tehran, to Kiev.

The Ukrainian National Defense and Security Council, in a statement, said that the aircraft may have “been subjected to terrorist action, or have been hit by a surface-to-air missile.”

He added that the third reason that might explain the crash was “the engine was exposed to an explosion due to technical problems.”

Earlier today, a preliminary report revealed to the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization that the stricken Ukrainian plane turned to return to the airport from which it took off in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after a fire broke out and it faced a problem.

On Wednesday, a Ukrainian “Pyeong 737” airliner crashed, killing 176 people, including 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians.

Iranian officials stressed that the accident took place “for technical reasons,” according to the Fars agency.

He changed that the Ukrainian Airlines denied the presence of faults in the stricken plane, confirming that it is new and was checked two days ago.

Yesterday, the semi-official Iranian agency, Mehr, quoted the head of the Civil Aviation Authority, Ali Abedzadeh, as saying that his country “will not hand over the black box to Boeing, the American company that produces the plane,” stressing that the current procedures revolve around choosing the country to which Iran will send the fund, even Its data is analyzed.

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