Iran plane crash: New footage shows two missiles striking doomed Ukrainian plane

New video footage has emerged showing two Iranian missiles striking the doomed Ukrainian plane that crashed outside of Tehran last week, killing 176 people.

The new security camera footage, verified by The New York Times, shows a large light - which The Times says was a missile - hurtling through the night sky before hitting an object in the distance. Moments later, another light follows and also strikes the plane. 

It's understood the video was filmed from the roof of a building in the village of Bidkaneh near the Iranian military base the missiles were launched from.

The Times reports the first missile may have disabled the plane's transponder, which helps to track aircraft.

It's not the first video to emerge of a missile hitting the plane. Last week, handheld camera footage showed an object flying through the sky before a large flash. A small light could then been seen on a downward trajectory. The video only showed one missile, however.

While the cause of the crash was initially believed to be a technical issue, Iran later admitted it shot down the plane, believing it was a "hostile aircraft" during a time of heightened sensitivity. 

Only hours earlier Iran launched rockets at Iraqi military bases housing United States troops as retaliation to the US President Donald Trump-directed assassination of general Qassem Soleimani. Following that statement, Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, said the shooting was a "human error at [a] time of crisis caused by US adventurism". 

Iran is promising major reforms to the armed forces' operational processes to avoid similar errors. It has arrested personnel involved in shooting down the aircraft.

A meeting - hosted by Canadian officials - will take place in London on Thursday for authorities to set out the next steps in the investigation into the crash. Both Ukraine and Canada have called for monetary compensation.

Among those killed on the Kiev-bound Boeing 737-800 were 57 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians.