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Iran Plane Crash Wreckage Spotted from Space (Satellite Photos)

This annotated image, captured by Maxar Technologies’ WorldView-1 satellite on Jan. 9, 2020, shows debris from the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran a day earlier, killing all 176 people aboard.
This annotated image, captured by Maxar Technologies’ WorldView-1 satellite on Jan. 9, 2020, shows debris from the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran a day earlier, killing all 176 people aboard.
(Image: © Maxar Technologies)

Sharp-eyed have spotted debris from the Ukrainian airliner that went down in Iran early Wednesday morning (Jan. 8).

乐动体育开户The photos were snapped yesterday (Jan. 9) by the WorldView-1 and satellites, which are operated by DigitalGlobe, a subsidiary of Colorado-based Maxar Technologies.

乐动体育开户, perhaps mistaking it for an enemy craft in a "fog of war" scenario. 

Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have been high since an American drone strike killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani last week. Iran retaliated Tuesday night (Jan. 7), two Iraqi sites that house U.S. troops (though these attacks caused no casualties, U.S. officials said). The passenger plane crashed just hours after those missile strikes were launched.

Iranian officials have denied responsibility for the plane crash, claiming that the U.S. is "spreading lies" about the intelligence that pins the blame on the regime, .

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