Iranian search and rescue workers at the scene of a Boeing 737-800 PS752 number fell on January 8, killing 176 people. Photo: AFP.

Iran will hand over the black box the plane was shot wrongly to Ukraine


Ukrainian Foreign Minister Prystaiko said the black box of the Boeing 737 shot down on January 8 would be delivered to the country after investigators from Iran and Canada visited.

“Iran will grant black box access to investigators in this country and Canada, the two countries with the most citizens killed. After that, Iran will transfer the black boxes to Ukraine. This is in line with national standards,” he said. However, we still demand that Iran immediately transfer them to Ukraine to ensure the independence and objectivity of the investigation, “Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said during a parliamentary session on January 17.

Boeing 737-800 aircraft number PS752 of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) was hit by a rocket after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, Iran, on the morning of January 8. Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) admitted to mistakenly firing the plane as a US cruise missile, killing 176 people.

Iranian search and rescue workers at the scene of a Boeing 737-800 PS752 number fell on January 8, killing 176 people. Image: AFP.

“Iran actively cooperates with Ukraine in investigating the accident, but Ukraine has not had access to information stored in black boxes. We just want to know that no one interfered with the records,” Foreign Minister Prystaiko said. speak on the channel CNN January 15. Prystaiko said an Iranian official would come to Ukraine next week to apologize for the accident and give an explanation.

Iran claims not to deliver black boxes to Boeing or the US but will decode it to extract audio records and flight data, a process that could take one to two months. Iran said it could ask Russia, Canada, France or Ukraine for help if needed.

Investigators in Ukraine and Canada arrived in Iran, having access to debris of the Boeing and the location of the plane. Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom on January 16 issued a five-point cooperation plan with Iran, calling on Tehran to allow “foreign officials to have full and unobstructed access” in the process of investigate the incident of a wrong plane.

Nguyễn Tiến (Follow AFP)

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