On January 8, 2020, a Ukrainian airliner crashed two minutes after takeoff en route from Tehran to Kyiv. Flight 752 was carrying 176 passengers and crew members. 57 were Canadian. No one survived. As details emerged, it became obvious that the plane was shot down by two Iranian missiles. The Iranian military said it mistook the plane for an incoming attack. Earlier that night, Iran had launched a missile attack on military bases in Iraq which housed American military personnel. That attack was in response to the U.S. killing of a high ranking commander in the Iranian military five days earlier. While politics and denial played out, the tragedy impacted at least seven nations, including Canadians across the country.