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Iran admits to a "mistake" in the air defense system that caused the downing of the Ukrainian plane

Iran's Civil Aviation Authority website said on Wednesday that the agency's final report on the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner attributed the disaster to the fault of an air defense operator.


Iran shot down the plane in January 2020, killing all 176 on board.


"The aircraft was identified as an enemy target due to a mistake by an air defense operator ... near Tehran, and two missiles were fired at it," the report said in its summary.