OREANDA-NEWS. Newsweek and CBS News report, citing sources, that the passenger plane of Ukraine International Airlines crashed near Tehran could be shot down.

An interlocutor in the Pentagon told Newsweek that Iranian missile fired from the Tor anti-aircraft system could have hit Boeing. He believes that this happened by mistake.

According to CBS, US satellites registered a launch of two ground-to-air missiles shortly before an aircraft exploded in the air. This information is confirmed by CNN, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal with reference to several officials. CNN reports that Iranian troops could decide that they were attacked.

US President Donald Trump also said that the cause of the disaster in Iran could be “someone’s mistake” but not a technical malfunction, as it was stated by Iranian authorities.