Before the Ukrainian plane that crashed on January 8 took off, a Canadian student among the victims tweeted a very eerie tweet that was reverie-free. Another woman who died called her husband 20 minutes before taking off was in a state of anxiety.
In the early hours of January 8 local time, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired 15 ballistic missiles at two bases of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. military's assassination of Al-Quds Brigade commander, Suleimani. On the same morning, a Boeing 737 of Ukraine International Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital Tehran, killing 176 people on board. Among those killed was a doctoral student at the University of Toronto in Canada, according to Arab satellite television. He tweeted a very eerie tweet on his own hours before the plane crashed, and it was a reverie.
According to the report, the deceased doctoral student, an Iranian citizen named Mojtaba Abbasnezad, was visiting his family in Tehran. He posted on his personal Twitter account a few hours before the plane took off that \"before my flight took off, I had anticipated a war here, and if you hear or see good or bad news about me, please forgive me.\"
Some analysts believe that mr abbasnejad's war probably refers to the iranian islamic revolutionary guard attack on iraqi american and coalition forces just hours before the flight.
And in addition to Mojetaba Abasnezad, a Canadian female passenger was very worried before the plane took off, CNN reported on Sunday.
His wife called him 20 minutes before the plane took off to reassure her that everything would be all right, according to Sheyda Shadkhoo, the husband of the woman killed. \"I spoke to her... 20 minutes before the plane took off, she wanted me to assure her that there would be no war. I told her not to worry. She ended up saying,'OK, they told me to turn it off, bye.' Sheikha Sadhoe said his wife seemed to have a hunch that the plane was about to crash and was worried about those who remained at the airport. He said his wife had posted a selfie on the social platform before leaving Iran, expressing her fear.
Iranian state television said the ukrainian international's boeing 737 crashed for \"technical reasons \". But because Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces and coalition bases in Iraq before the crash, there were rumors on the network that the airliner had been shot down by a missile. But Iran was quick to clarify, with Mohammad Ezrami, Iran's Minister for Roads and Urban Development, pointing out that rumors of a plane crash may have been caused by a terrorist attack, explosion or shooting, but that was not the case. The cause of the incident was a technical failure. If the rumors are true, the plane must have exploded in the air, but that didn't happen because the plane caught fire because of a technical malfunction. This first caused its communication and control system to stop working and subsequently caused it to crash.
The ukrainian embassy in iran also said the preliminary investigation had ruled out the possibility that the plane had been shot down or hit by a terrorist attack. The real cause of the crash was engine failure. Later in the day, however, the ukrainian embassy in iran revised the statement of the crash, saying that the cause of the accident would be announced by the commission of inquiry and that any previous statement would not be effective.