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Boeing Shares Rise on Speculation Missile Downed Ukrainian Jet

  • Conflicting signals on why Boeing 737 plunged after takeoff
  • U.S. experts face sanctions hurdle to participating in probe
Rescue workers search the wreckage of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 which crashed shortly after takeoff near Shahedshahr, Iran, on Jan. 8.
Rescue workers search the wreckage of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 which crashed shortly after takeoff near Shahedshahr, Iran, on Jan. 8.Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg
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Boeing Co. shares rose on reports that an accidental missile strike or terrorist bomb, rather than mechanical mishap, may be responsible for the crash of Ukrainian jet near Tehran on Wednesday.

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 disappeared from radar screens at 8,000 feet, and witnesses said they saw it on fire in the air, according to Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization. The flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders were damaged but their core memory appears to be accessible, a report by the aviation organization said.