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A Nigerian has been identified to be among the victims of the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Iran on Wednesday.
Concise News learned that Dauda Onoruoiza was undergoing a three months training with Boeing in Ukraine before the ill-fated crash happened.
It was also gathered that he was on the plane that day to study the mechanical noise and report back to the company to schedule the plane for maintenance on Monday in Ukraine.
Those on board included 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians, and 11 Ukrainians as well as nationals from the UK, Germany, Sweden, and Afghanistan.
The Iranian government, however, admitted on Saturday that it unintentionally shot down the airplane due to “human error” after the plane flew close to a sensitive site belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, according to Iran’s state TV.
Iran said the plane was mistaken for a “hostile target” and was hit by a missile, as the country’s military fired missiles at Iraqi bases housing the US and other foreign troops.