An Iranian pilot told air-traffic control in Tehran that he saw what appeared to be a missile launch, according to an audio recording that shows the tower frantically tried to reach an ill-fated Ukrainian jet as it fell off radar screens.
The clip—broadcast by Ukrainian media on Sunday—indicates that civil aviation authorities in Tehran had an early clue that Iranian missiles brought down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 on Jan. 8. Iranian authorities denied any knowledge of that immediately after the passenger jet’s…
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