Iran maintains that a misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorisation are what led to the fatal downing of the jetliner.
The heavy monsoon resulted in low visibility and a wet landing conditions, which now complicate rescue efforts.
All 176 people on board were killed when Iranian forces struck the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 jet after takeoff in Tehran in January.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year.
Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier E-11A but rejected it was shot down by the Taliban.
Iran's Mehr news agency reported that the ambassador, Rob Macaire, was arrested for his alleged "involvement in provoking suspicious acts" at a gathering to honour the victims of Iran plane crash.
A military statement carried by state media said the plane was mistaken for a “hostile target” after it turned toward a “sensitive military centre” of the Revolutionary Guard.
Passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people crashes soon after take-off near the city of Almaty, slamming into a house in an accident that also injured over 50 people.
Ten passengers and three crew were on the aircraft, which was operated by the Collings Foundation, a group catering to aviation buffs who pay to experience vintage planes, officials said.
Two people on the ground were also injured and taken to a hospital.
The plane crashed into an impoverished village near an upscale neighbourhood in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, which is home to the army's headquarters.
Muilenburg said Boeing followed the same design and certification process it has always used and denied that the MAX was rushed to market. He said he would not resign, and left a press conference as reporters peppered him with questions.
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