Bellingcat: UIA plane could have been downed by missile from Iran’s secret base

Bellingcat: UIA plane could have been downed by missile from Iran’s secret base

A missile, which could have downed the UIA plane in Tehran, was probably fired from Iran’s secret IRSG military base.

“By using the visually perceived speed of movement of missile vs actual known TOR-M speed, I was able to compute angle relative to trajectory. This implied distance from launch site was approx. 6.5 km. One candidate: IRSG Secret Base,” one of Bellingcat investigators, journalist Christo Grozev tweeted.

As reported, Ukraine International Airlines plane (Flight PS752) heading from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport at about 06:00 Tehran time (04:30 Kyiv time) on Wednesday, January 8.

There were 176 people on board - 167 passengers (including two Ukrainians) and nine crew members (all Ukrainians). There were 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, ten citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany, and three citizens of the UK.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: