A new video from Iran appears to show the moment the Ukrainian airplane was hit by a missile:
The New York Times claims they’ve verified this video:
Video verified by The New York Times appears to show an Iranian missile hitting a plane near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian jet crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.
As investigators work to determine an official cause of the accident, the video offered new clues about the crash, which came hours after a violent confrontation between Iran and the United States. American and allied officials on Thursday said they believed an Iranian missile had accidentally brought the plane down.
A small explosion occurred when what appears to be a missile hit the plane above Parand, a city near the airport, but the plane did not explode, the video showed. The jet continued flying for several minutes and turned back toward the airport, The Times has determined. The plane, which by then had stopped transmitting its signal, flew toward the airport ablaze before it exploded and crashed quickly, other videos verified by The Times showed.
I saw this video last night from a different source, however I wasn’t sure if this video was accurate. I’m still curious as to why the plane appears to disappear after being hit, when the other video clearly showed it flying through the air on fire until it hits the ground. Perhaps it burst into flames a few seconds later?
This morning Iran is denying that they hit the jet with a missile and is asking the US and other countries to supply evidence of their claims. They’ve also invited Boeing to investigate the wreckage site, however it’s unknown if they’ve changed their minds about letting Iran analyze the black boxes.
As we’ve shown you before, this is video showing the Ukrainian jet flying through the air on fire until it hits making a huge explosion: