Update: The New York Times has verified the video which shows an Iranian missile hitting a plane above Parand, near Tehran’s airport, the area where a Ukrainian airliner stopped transmitting its signal before it crashed on Wednesday.
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With the narrative surrounding the crashed Ukrainian Boeing 737 changing by the minute, shifting away from a initially proposed theory of a technical error and shifting toward speculation the plane was accidentally or not taken down by someone (Iranians? Israelis? CIA?) on the ground, “evidence” is suddenly starting to emerge to validate this latest theory. And so moments ago, an unverified, unconfirmed video has appeared on the Telegram network, purporting to show the moment a missile strikes the Ukrainian flight PS752.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) January 9, 2020
Interesting video allegedly showing the moment a missile hits the B737. All the usual caveats apply (unverified source, unverified location, etc.). https://t.co/cKjz4diyOv
— David Cenciotti (@cencio4) January 9, 2020
Needless to say, this remains absolutely unconfirmed for now. As a reminder, moments after the crash the first unconfirmed footage of the Ukrainian airplane showed the plan on fire falling near Tehran.
— Ali Hashem علي هاشم (@alihashem_tv) January 8, 2020
Meanwhile, as Flightradar 24 reports, at precisely 2:44:57 UTC time, all three receivers lost connection with flight PS752, something that strongly suggests an “exogenous” shock and certainly not an ongoing technical failure.
Flightradar24 was tracking flight #PS752 from three ADS-B receivers in different locations. The ADS-B signal was lost from all three receivers in the same second, at 02:44:57 UTC time. pic.twitter.com/Zga08xN1Gf
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 9, 2020