Iran agrees to send black boxes of shot down plane to Ukraine


After preliminary denials, Tehran admitted it mistakenly shot down the plane whereas on high alert after firing missiles at US troops stationed in Iraq [File: Reuters]
After preliminary denials, Tehran admitted it mistakenly shot down the plane whereas on high alert after firing missiles at US troops stationed in Iraq [File: Reuters]

Iranwill ship the flight recorders of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military shot down earlier this month toUkraine, Tasnim data agency reported on Saturday.

The Iranian authorities are additionally piquant for experts fromFrance, Canada and theUnited Statesto appear the data from the recorders, the semi-official data agency talked about.

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All 176 of us on board the plane had been killed when the Ukrainian World Airways flight became onceshot downon January 8 shortly after takeoff from Tehran en route to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

“With the train of the expertise of the worldwide locations of France,Canadaand The United States we are able to are attempting to read the [flight data recorder] in Kyiv,” Hassan Rezaifar, a director responsible of accident investigations at Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, became once quoted as announcing by the data agency.

“If this effort is unsuccessful then thegloomy fieldwill be despatched to France.”

Ukraine’s International MinisterVadym Prystaiko confirmed the data, announcing it became once “consistent with world requirements, even when we silent interrogate that they be given to us straight to procure depart the independence and objectivity of the investigation.”

After preliminary denials, Tehran admitted it shot down the plane “unintentionally” whereas on high alert after firing missiles at US troops stationed inIraqin retaliation for the killing of high Iranian commanderQassem Soleimaniby a US strike in Baghdad.

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Prystaiko told CNN on Wednesday that Kyiv has “correct cooperation” with Tehran on the smash investigation, but lacked “procure entry to to the data saved within the gloomy bins”.

“We unbiased wish to perceive that no person will be tampering with the recordings themselves,” he talked about.

Prystaiko talked about an Iranian official will discuss over with Kyiv subsequent week “to apologise officially and provide explanations”.

On Thursday, Canada, Ukraine,Sweden, Afghanistan and the UK issued a 5-point concept for cooperation with Iran in some unspecified time in the future of the investigation, calling for “elephantine and unhindered procure entry to” for foreign officers.

SOURCE:
AFP data agency

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