Video Shows Ukrainian Plane Being Hit Over Tehran — Apparently With a Missile

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.

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