Iran admitted responsibility for shooting down a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 after it took off from Tehran, claiming it was an accident.History of aircraft shootdowns shows a history of mistaken aircraft identity amid rising geopolitical tension. The US accidentally shot down an Iranian commercial airliner in the 1980s, killing 290 passengers.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Iranian authorities admitted on Saturday that Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by one of its missiles, revising former claims of a mechanical issue. The aircraft, en route to Kyiv from Tehran, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran Airport, with Iran claiming it had strayed too close to a Revolutionary Guard base.Authorities blamed increasing tensions between
Iran says it shot down the Ukrainian airliner in Tehran. The event now joins 5 other shoot-down disasters in recent history.
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