Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

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July 12, 2020

July 12, 2020

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Iran said that the misalignment of an air defence unit's radar system was the key "human error" that led to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January.

"A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure" for aligning the radar, causing a "107-degree error" in the system, the Iranian Civil Aviation authority said in a report late Saturday.

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Updated: July 12, 2020 01:50 PM

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