An Iranian pilot’s leaked voice recording revealed that Iranian officials were aware of the incident as soon as the airliner of the Ukrainian airline was down. Iranian officials reacted after the Ukrainian leader announced the issue.
In an audio recording broadcast on a Ukrainian television channel Sunday, it is heard that an Iranian pilot said to the control tower in Tehran that he saw ‘the light of a rocket’ in the sky. “This proves that the Iranians knew from the very beginning that our plane was hit by a rocket,” said Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenskiy, who made a statement about the sound recording in his television interview.
In the incident that occurred in January, in which 176 people died, Iranian officials initially claimed that they had no information on the issue, and later that the plane belonging to the Ukrainian airlines firm in Iranian airfields was shot as a result of a mistake while conducting a rocket attack on American targets in Iraq against the USA where it was tense. he confessed.
Hasan Rezayfer, an Iranian official at the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority, who conducted the investigation of the incident, said that it is a “strange step” for Ukraine to publicly share the voice record, which is classified as confidential, “This move led us not to share evidence with them anymore.”
It is heard that a pilot in an Iranian airline company, Aseman, said that he saw a rocket in his search for the control tower in a sound recording broadcast on a television channel in Ukraine. In the recording, the pilot said, “Is this an active region? There is light like a rocket. Is there anything? ”
It is also noted that the control tower is trying to communicate with the Ukrainian passenger plane in the region but has not received a response. Then the pilot of the Iranian plane said, “Explosion! So great, we have seen. I don’t really know what it is. ”
In his statement on the leaked sound recording, the International Airlines of Ukraine said once again that the aircraft was dropped by a rocket, and there was no warning from flight officials that civil flights in the area might be at risk.