Iran to send black boxes from downed jet to Ukraine
The flight recorders from the airliner which was accidentally shot down by Iranian forces will be sent to Ukraine, an Iranian official has said. All 176 passengers and crew aboard Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 died when it was shot down soon after take-off from Tehran International Airport earlier this month, Sky News reported. Four British nationals were among those killed, but most of the victims were from Iran and Canada.
Hassan Rezaifar, director of accident investigations at Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation, said they plan to use U.S., French and Canadian expertise and “try to read the (flight data recorder) in Kyiv,” the Tasnim news agency said. “If this effort is unsuccessful then the black box will be sent to France,” Mr Rezaifar commented, adding that they will not be read in Iran. The admission by the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that it had “unintentionally” shot down the plane provoked thousands of Iranians to take to the streets in protest.