The distance from the rocket launch site to the aircraft was about 6.5 kilometers, according to Christo Grozev.
The missile that could have brought down a Boeing plane of the Ukrainian airline UIA in Iran was probably fired from a secret Iranian military base IRSG. This was announced the day before by one of the belling cat group’s investigators, Kristo Grozev, on his Twitter page.
He said he tried to calculate the possible launch site of the missile, which was believed to have been shot down by the plane.
Using the rocket’s visually perceived velocity relative to the actual Thor-M velocity, I was able to calculate the angle relative to the trajectory. This distance from the launch site was about 6.5 kilometers. One candidate: the secret base of the IRSG,” he wrote. The day before, U.S. President Donald Trump ruled out a technical problem with the UIA aircraft. A technical fault is not the cause of a plane crash in Iran, the US president has said. He was supported by some other world leaders.
According to Newsweek, Iranian anti-aircraft missile systems (SLBMs) mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian aircraft. He was allegedly hit by a Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system, U.S. and Iraqi intelligence officials said.