The Transportation Safety Board, Canada’s air-safety investigator, says it will comment Thursday on a report from Iran on the downing of a passenger jet by its military in January 2020.
The final report from Iran’s civil aviation body blames “human error” as the reason why the Revolutionary Guard shot down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 minutes after it took off from Tehran on Jan. 8 last year.
Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization says an operator fired two surface-to-air missiles after misidentifying the Boeing 737-800 as a “hostile target” and despite not getting a green light from superiors, per procedure.
The Canadian government has rejected the report outright, describing it as “incomplete” and devoid of “hard facts or evidence.”
A group representing families of the victims also dismissed the report findings as riddled with inconsistencies and “fabrications” that are “grossly inadequate” to explain the shootdown.
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