Ukrainian 737 crashes outside Tehran

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Ukrainian 737 crashes outside Tehran

#1 Post by chijohnaok » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:58 pm

Don’t know if this is connected in any way to the US-Iranian standoff

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... =applenews

A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people has crashed near Tehran
The airliner, said to be a Boeing 737, went down near Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, according to local media
Iranian State TV first reported the incident
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Re: Ukrainian 737 crashes outside Tehran

#2 Post by Joe » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:23 am

It is a Ukranian aircraft and Boeing is permitted to supply spares to its probably a coincidence.

I have sympathy for the non-muslims on board.
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Re: Ukrainian 737 crashes outside Tehran

#3 Post by wulfir » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:06 am

Maybe the Iranians can temporarily shut down travel (of foreigners/human shields) out of Iran now....

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#4 Post by chijohnaok » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:13 am

Tweet with a video of the crashing plane

https://twitter.com/TheBelaaz/status/12 ... 03136?s=20

(From far off, not very detailed and in the dark)
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Re: Ukrainian 737 crashes outside Tehran

#5 Post by jack t ripper » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:13 am

Watch the video. Plane is on fire before the crash. Debris is clearly coming off the aircraft when it is still well in the air. There is a large explosion aboard BEFORE it hits the ground. The angle of descent is uncontrolled so that means crew incapacitation or loss of control systems. Even loss of both engines doesn't warrant that descent rate. Maybe somebody was smoking in the lavatory but it's pretty hard to believe.
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Re: Ukrainian 737 crashes outside Tehran

#6 Post by Gump » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:36 am

Another third world nitwit at the controls of a missile system no doubt..... Let's just let them have nukes... they will probably kill themselves....

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#7 Post by Mac » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:06 am

Ukraine's Tehran embassy initially blamed engine failure but later removed the statement. The head of Iran's civil aviation organisation has said the planes blackbox won't be handed over to either Boeing or the Americans.

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#8 Post by jack t ripper » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:00 pm

According to NPR, the DOD says Iran lit up its air defense radar system right after the missile launch. This would be to detect incoming US aerial attacks in response.

You can imagine what happened. They light up the radars and here is this UFO right by Tehran. Maybe the IFF tansponder on the 737 is not working or maybe there is an equipment failure on the Iranian side or perhaps there was just a trigger happy yahoo in charge and so they paint the thing and mohammed wills some dumbass to press the launch button.
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#9 Post by jack t ripper » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:17 pm

You would think somebody with some common sense would ground civil aviation before you start a missile barrage across half the country. The good news is valuable intel was gained on Iranian SAM radars and systems.

The Russians want to sell them the 200 mile range S-400. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
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Re: Ukrainian 737 crashes outside Tehran

#10 Post by Mac » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:20 pm

63 Candians died in the crash. Trudeau called the ayatolla to apolgise.
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