Iran missiles appear to have shot down Ukraine-bound Boeing airliner, US sources tell NBC News

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Spy satellite imagery suggests that a Ukraine-bound Boeing passenger airliner that crashed shortly after takeoff in Iran on Tuesday was shot down by Iranian missiles, NBC News reported Thursday. Aviation safety experts, including former government crash investigators, told CNBC that the sudden loss of communication and lack of a distress signal was highly suspicious. Under international law, the country in which the crash occurs leads the investigation, but because the plane was U.S.-made, federal investigators and Boeing would normally be involved. An Iranian official told local news media on Wednesday that Iran did not plan to share the information with Boeing or the U.S. Most of the passengers on the flight were from Iran and Canada.