Video footage appears to capture the moment a plane was shot down over Iran

10:13 AM ET Fri, 10 Jan 2020

Video taken from the ground appears to show the moment a Ukrainian jetliner went down shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday, killing 176 people. U.S. officials say the incident was a mistaken missile strike by Iran. The video, which NBC News has verified, shows a plane in the night sky and a bright flash near its flight path, followed eventually by the sound of an explosion in the distance.