A video widely disseminated on social media shows a Ukrainian passenger plane being hit over Tehran, The New York Times confirmed on Thursday.
The footage appears to show a small explosion occurring when a missile hits the aircraft, according to The Times.
The Times verified that the location where the video was taken matched the last known location of the plane’s transponder.
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Nariman Gharib, a journalist and activist, shared the footage to Twitter earlier in the day but said he was not able to verify its accuracy.
We are analyzing this new video supposedly showing a mid-air explosion. By our initial estimation, the video shows an apartment block in western Parand (35.489414, 50.906917), facing northeast. This perspective is directed approximately towards the known trajectory of #PS752. pic.twitter.com/nDvjRIkFU4
— Bellingcat (@bellingcat) January 9, 2020
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