By: AirTravellerPH Staff
A video verified and released by The New York Times shows not one but two Iranian missiles striking Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 before crashing to the ground killing 176 passengers and crew on board. The video posted on the New Your Times details the two missiles that struck the airplane. Clearly shown was two missiles being fired followed by an explosion-like light as a result of the impact.
The two missiles were fired approximately 30 seconds apart. The verified footage, which came from a security camera, showed two projectiles gliding through the night sky before striking their target.
In a report from Channel News Asia, the two missiles which were fired now explains the theory as to why the aircraft's transponder wasn't working, it was disabled on the first strike before the second missile hit the aircraft.
Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 utilizing a Boeing 737-800 took-off from Tehran at about 6:10am headed for Kiev, Ukraine when it was brought down shortly just after take-off. Iran recently admitted that they were responsible for the downing of the aircraft. Revolutionary Guards aerospace commander Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh admits that a missile operator had mistaken the plane for a cruise missile and opened fire independently.
PS752 was down in a time when tensions between Iran and the United States were growing.
Watch the New York Times video here.