List of civilian aircraft dropped "by accident"
On 8 January 2020, a Boeing 737 Ukraine International Airlines crashed in Iran. There were 176 people on board: 9 crew members and NUMBER of passengers. There were no survivors. After 2 days of investigations and investigations, Iran recognizes that civilian aircraft 737-800 UIA was shot down "by accident".
But this is not the only civil aircraft involved in such cases. Over the past 40 years, other civilian aircraft have been involved in tragedies "by accident".
Civil aircraft shot down "by accident"
July 17, 2014 - Boeing 777-200ER Malaysia Airlines
On 17 July 2014, Boeing 777-200ER Malaysia Airlines crashes into suspicious situations in eastern Ukraine, bordering Russia. The plane operated flight MH17, on the route Amsterdam - Kuala Lumpur, and had 298 people on board. The investigation reveals that the plane was shot down "by mistake" by a BUK missile fired by pro-Russian separatists. Four people charged with murder.
March 23, 2007 - An Ilyushin in the colors of a Belarusian airline
On March 23, 2007, an Ilyushin aircraft, in the colors of a Belarusian company, collapsed shortly after taking off from Mogadishu. The plane had been hit by a rocket fired from Somalia's capital. There were 11 people on board. The plane was carrying engineers and technicians from Belarus, who had the mission to repair another plane hit by a rocket two weeks earlier.
October 4, 2001 - Tupolev-154 Sibir
On October 4, 2001, a Tupolev-154 Sibir aircraft operating the Tel Aviv - Novosibirsk (Siberia) flight exploded over the Black Sea, less than 300 km off the coast of Crimea (southern Ukraine). 78 people, mostly Israelis, died. It took a week for Ukraine to admit that the plane was hit "by mistake" by a rocket.
July 3, 1988 - Airbus A300 Iran Air
On July 3, 1988, an Airbus A300 Iran Air, flying on the route Bandar - Abbas - Dubai, was shot down by two missiles of an American frigate. 290 passengers lost their lives. The American crew said the civilian plane was mistaken for an Iranian F14 fighter jet. Although he paid $ 131,8 million in compensation to Iran and the relatives of the victims, the United States officially did not acknowledge the mistake.
September 1, 1983 - Boeing 747-200 Korean Air
On September 1, 1983, a Boeing 747-230B Korean Air was shot down by a Soviet rocket over Sakhalin Island. The plane departed from its route. 269 passengers and crew were killed. Moscow has acknowledged the "mistake" after 5 days of international pressure and a series of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council.
We do not want such "mistakes" anymore. Hundreds of people have died from these fatal errors.