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originally posted by: vonclod
I'm sure it was shot down, but I believe it was an accident..ie, I don't believe they were looking to shoot down a passenger jet.
Why the F were passenger planes in operation?
United States officials had a “high level of confidence” that the Iranians brought down the airliner by mistake, one American official said. The official said that two missiles fired from an Iranian air defense system, the SA-15, shot down the airliner.
The SA-15 launch was detected by the American military’s Space-Based Infrared System, which relies on satellites in various orbits to track the launch and flight path of ballistic missiles.
originally posted by: XCrycek
originally posted by: Mark08
Cue the terrorism apologists.
So you're telling me that Iran hit an airplane full of Iranians because of... Terrorism? And yes, according to the passenger list all those poor souls were Iranians with foreign passports.