How Iran Covered Up the Downing of an Airliner

The officer tried to reach the command center for authorization to shoot but couldn’t get through. So he fired an antiaircraft missile. Then another.

The plane, which turned out to be a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board, crashed and exploded in a ball of fire.

How Iran Covered Up the Downing of an Airliner, Farnaz Fassihi in The New York Times