Iran air defences were activated to sense US air attack and shot down the airliner in error. All the passengers were of Iranian origin, though many of them were of other nationalities primarily Canadian. It was a massive Iranian own goal, basically they accidentally shot down their own people whilst primed to automatically respond to an incoming US air attack.
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