Iran admits Ukrainian airliner was shot down 'unintentionally'

Iran has admitted that its military unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.

The Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed just minutes after take-off from Tehran's airport on Wednesday, leaving no survivors.

RELATED: Here's what we know about the Ukraine plane crash in Iran that left no survivors

It's understood that plane was mistaken for a hostile target.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has labelled the tragic event as an “unforgivable mistake” caused by "human error".

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded that Iran punish those responsible for the downing of the aircraft in addition to compensation.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Iran admits Ukrainian airliner was shot down 'unintentionally'


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