The Plane that crashed killing 176 people hours after an Iranian missile strike on US bases was “likely” shot down and wreckage shows “obvious projectile holes”, well that’s at least what experts say.
The Kiev-bound Ukraine International Airlines jet came down shortly after taking off from Tehran Airport in Iran yesterday morning, killing everyone on board. An initial statement from the Ukraine authorities stated it was due to engine failure, however, this statement was later mysteriously removed. this statement was later mysteriously removed.
Now experts are saying the plane was “most likely shot down”
The Sun reports:
The OPS group, an aviation risk monitoring group, said: “We would recommend the starting assumption to be that this was a shootdown event, similar to MH17 – until there is clear evidence to the contrary.”
They highlighted pictures of the crash site which they said “show obvious projectile holes in the fuselage and a wing section”.
Aviation expert Julian Bray told Sun Online: “This is catastrophic and not the type of crash that comes from an engine failing. There would have been nothing that anyone could do.
“It is very unusual, you would expect to see some wreckage but all we can see here is debris.”
But he added that it was too early to say for sure what caused the crash, with other experts agreeing.
I guess we will have to see what the official statement is on this tragedy, but with everything, we already know and the fact that a missile strike on two separate US military bases occured just hours before the crash it does seem likely this was indeed a shoot down rather than a tragic accident.
We’ll keep you posted.