Caught on Camera: Iran plane coming down moments before crash

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SHAHEDSHAHR, Iran (CBS) — A video has emerged reportedly showing the moment a Ukrainian jetliner plummeted and crashed into the ground near Tehran on Wednesday.

This satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, shows the site where a Ukrainian jetliner crashed late Tuesday near the town of Shahedshahr, Iran, southwest of the capital Tehran. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Western leaders have said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile near Tehran, just hours after Iran launched a series of ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq to avenge the killing of its top general in an American airstrike last week.

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, rescue workers carry the body of a victim of a Ukrainian plane crash in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran has denied the allegations and has called on the U.S. and Canada to share any information they have on the crash.

Two U.S. officials said Thursday that it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. Iran has denied the accusation previously. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

The footage, filmed from a moving vehicle, appears to show a fiery object, said to be the Boeing 737-800, falling from the sky before it crashes into the ground and explodes, causing the dark sky to light up.

(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

All 176 people on board the Ukrainian International Airlines flight were killed when the plane crashed minutes after taking off for Kiev from Tehran on Wednesday morning.

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