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Iran: Radarfejl behind the shooting down of the airliner

167 passengers and nine crew members were killed when a passenger aircraft in January was shot down near Iran's capital, Tehran. It was 15 children.

the Plane was on the way to Ukraine's capital, Kiev, as it managed down.

In the first instance, denied by Iran, that the plane had been hit by an iranian missile. Later changed to explanation and admitted that the shooting was caused by a technical error.

Now is the announcement from the iranian authorities that the plane was shot down because of a radarfejl. This was stated by the iranian authorities in a new report, writes the news agency AFP.

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In the report, it appears that there was a problem due to a human error in connection with the adjustment of the radar. The procedure for adjusting the radar was not followed, as it should. It led to an error of 107 degrees in the system, says the report.

the Plane took off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran 8. January at 6.12 in the morning local time. Just a few minutes later the lost lost flymyndighederne contact to the plane, which at the time had reached a height of 2400 metres.

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the Pilots tried to return to the airport before the plane crashed. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

According to reports from the canadian, british and american authorities was the plane hit by a missile, after which it caught fire. The pilots tried to get back to the airport, but seven minutes after departure, crashed it down.

the Shooting happened, shortly after Iran had fired missiles against military bases in Iraq with foreign troops. The missiles were fired as revenge for a u.s. drone strikes that killed the iranian topgeneral Qassem Soleimani.

Aboard the plane was 82 iranians, about 60 canadians, 11 ukrainians, ten swedes, four afghans, three German and three britons.

All 176 on board died. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

War & disasters - 21. jan. 2020 - pm. 08:02 Iran confirms: Two missiles shot the plane down.

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