BREAKING: Iran Takes Responsibility for Missile that Downed Ukrainian Jetliner
After repeated denials, Iranian officials released a statement Saturday morning that their forces unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran Wednesday.
The crash killed all 176 people aboard including 57 Canadians — five were students from the University of Windsor.
The statement says human error led to the shoot down.
Iranian officials say the plane was mistaken for a hostile target after it turned toward a military centre.
Iran's president blamed the shoot down in part on "threats and bullying" by the United States after the killing of Iran's top general in a U.S. air strike last week.
The five UWindsor students were mourned Friday by the local community at a vigil at the university.
Head to CTV News for the latest updates on the crash.