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Iran recently admitted it shot down the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Tehran. Here are 5 other times geopolitical tension turned deadly in the skies.

Iran admitted responsibility for shooting down a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 after it took off from Tehran, claiming it was an accident. History of aircraft shootdowns shows a history of mistaken aircraft identity amid rising geopolitical tension. The US accidentally shot down an Iranian commercial airliner in the 1980s, […]
Iran recently admitted it shot down the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Tehran. Here are 5 other times geopolitical tension turned deadly in the skies.
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Trump says he stands with Iranians amid anti-government protests. But he’s barred them from US travel, threatened to bomb their cultural sites, and mocked the way they dress.

President Donald Trump is expressing support for Iranian protesters as they flood the streets in outrage over their government’s shooting down a passenger plane and killing 176 people, including dozens of Iranians. Trump has warned Iran against killing protesters amid reports of violent crackdowns. This has all occurred in the […]
Trump says he stands with Iranians amid anti-government protests. But he’s barred them from US travel, threatened to bomb their cultural sites, and mocked the way they dress.
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Iran is doubling down in calling allegations that it shot down Flight 752 a ‘big lie,’ accusing the US of carrying out a ‘psychological operation’ to discredit its story

Iran is doubling down in denying that the plane crash that killed 176 people on Wednesday could have been caused by one of its missiles. A government representative called the idea a “big lie” it described as a “psychological operation of the US government.” Both and US and Canada say […]
Iran is doubling down in calling allegations that it shot down Flight 752 a ‘big lie,’ accusing the US of carrying out a ‘psychological operation’ to discredit its story
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The history of Ukraine International Airlines, the 28-year-old carrier that just had its first deadly crash in the Iran disaster that killed 176 people

A Boeing 737-800 operated by Ukraine International Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran. Ukraine International Airlines is the 28-year old flag carrier of Ukraine. The airline serves numerous Middle Eastern destinations from Kyiv with a fleet consisting mostly of Boeing aircraft. Visit Business […]
The history of Ukraine International Airlines, the 28-year-old carrier that just had its first deadly crash in the Iran disaster that killed 176 people