New York Times Verified A New Video That Shows Flight 752 Being Hit By 2 Missiles
Two missiles were fired at the plane 30 seconds apart.
Almost a week after Flight 752 was shot down, people continue mourning in Canada over the lives lost in the crash. Now, new details are emerging about what exactly happened the day the flight went down. The Iran plane crash was actually caused by two missiles launched at the Ukraine International Airlines flight, according to the New York Times.
A new video verified and published by the New York Times shows the plane being hit by not one but two missiles and then falling from the sky on January 8.
In the security camera footage, you can see two missiles were shot at the Ukraine International Airlines carrier just 30 seconds apart. The shots reportedly came from an Iranian military site.
The first missile streaks across the sky and hits the plane. The impact is a ball of light.
After the second airborne weapon's impact, the sky goes dark for a couple of seconds before there's a bright light as the aircraft is falling out of the sky.
According to the New York Times, it was on fire but continued flying, circling back towards the airport before it exploded and then crashed.
The American news agency reports that the rooftop video confirms that the plane's transponder stopped working after the initial missile strike.
The day after the crash, when no exact cause had yet been made known, it was also the New York Times that verified a video showing.
After that, it wasthat Flight 752 was shot down.
The flight was supposed to go from the airport in Tehran to Kyiv, Ukraine on the morning of January 8 but crash-landed just minutes after takeoff.
All 176 people on board the flight were killed.
It was initially believed that 63 Canadians died in the crash but that number was later updated to 57.
In anon January 13, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that "if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families."
With so many Canadians killed in the crash, people across the country are continuing to mourn the loss of loved ones by holdingacross the country.