Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran: Here’s What The Available Evidence Shows

Article Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/01/10/795252134/ukrainian-plane-crash-in-iran-heres-what-the-available-evidence-shows

Discussion posted by: Johnf44

A report from Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization indicates that the initial minutes of the flight were routine. The plane departed from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on Wednesday at 6:13 a.m. local time (9:43 p.m. Tuesday ET). It made a right turn and was climbing when air traffic control lost contact five minutes later. At the time, the plane was at an altitude of about 8,000 feet and traveling northwest. The nine-member crew, which included an instructor, was experienced, according to the airline. They did not communicate an emergency. Hinz adds that air defense units might also be defending Tehran’s airport itself, “which is ironic if you think about it. “Video shows what appears to be a missile strike. The U.S. has satellites that can detect the heat signatures of missile launches all over the world,