Iran plane crash causes explored

Iran plane crash: drone collision and terrorism being explored

Ukraine investigators also cite engine failure and Russian missile among possible causes

in Beirut and in Budapest

A senior Ukrainian security official has said his country’s investigators will explore a range of possible reasons why one of its passenger jets crashed in Iran, including a drone collision, a terrorist bomb and a missile attack, but did not rule out a technical fault was to blame.

Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, cited unconfirmed reports circulating on social media that debris from a Russian-made missile had been found at the site, on the outskirts of Tehran, where the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and staff onboard.

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Image via Tasnim News Agency

Image via Tasnim News Agency

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