U.S. Believes Iran's Anti-Missile System Shot Down Ukrainian Plane


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U.S. intelligence officials say it appears Iran's anti-missile system shot down a Ukrainian plane and killed 176 people. Multiple media reports say the Boeing 737 plane bound for Kiev crash was an accident. The crash happened a few hours after Iran launched missiles to Iraq to attack bases that host U.S. troops. It's Russian built missile-defense system was likely active in case the U.S. decided to retaliate. Most of the people on board were either Iranian or Canadian. There were no survivors.

Photo: A man sits by a memorial for the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash in the Iranian capital Tehran, at the Boryspil airport outside Kiev (Getty Images)