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originally posted by: Lumenari
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.
So the couple dozen Canadians onboard were also Iranian citizens?
You need to get better information about a topic before typing.
As far as the Iranian government killing thier own citizens, that happens every. single. day.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: IrateCanadian
I think happened because they got scared that the plane was an american bomber.
But this will for sure feed the ct's here on ats.
I think the most believed theory right now is that there was someone important or connected on that plane.
I personally think it was a accident and that is why both sides backed off so quickly and backed down. I think the Soleimani hit and the missile strike were planned by both sides. Iran hit nothing with their missile strike of consequence.
My theory is the US and Iran had a deal. We take out Soleimani and they "retaliate" with a missile strike....that kills nobody. Iran, being cautious of the deal, activated their defense systems before the strike but either didn't account for civilian aircraft in the targeting or didn't notify the airports near their systems.
Iran likely accidentally did this.
originally posted by: Gothmog
A US bomber in the process of taking off from their runway ?
Would that not be a bit out of the ordinary ?
originally posted by: Gothmog
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Gothmog
A radar operator sees a radar return at fairly low altitude, he's amped up, possibly saw the announcement that American aircraft were on their way, and makes a mistake and fires on it.
Not that low
“There are rumours that a terrorist attack, explosion or shooting at the plane may have caused the incident, but they are not true. Technical failure has been the cause of the incident," Mr. Eslami told reporters in Tehran. “Had the rumours been true, the plane must have exploded up in the air, but that has not happened, because the plane caught fire due to technical failure. That first caused its communications and control systems to stop working, and subsequently resulted in its crash.”
Iranian media have repeatedly pointed to the fact that the Boeing 737-800 is part of the same aircraft family as the Boeing 737 Max, an aircraft that has been grounded worldwide since March after two deadly accidents.
The Boeing 737-800 is an older model. Unlike the Max, which has problems with a flight-control system, the 737-800 has been seen as a reliable workhorse.