Iran ‘Unintentionally’ Shot Down Ukrainian Jetliner, Killing 176 People

A rescue worker searches the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed near Tehran on Wednesday, killing all on board. Iranian state TV reported Saturday that the military mistakenly shot the plane down.

Iranian media quoted the military as saying human error led to the attack. The foreign minister blamed “US adventurism.” Missiles struck the plane just after it took off from Tehran.

(Image credit: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)