Iran has despatched the black box of the Ukrainian passenger jet that its armed forces mistakenly shot down in January to France for studying, an Iranian semi-official information company mentioned Saturday.
Iran by chance shot down the Boeing 737-800 in January, killing all 176 folks aboard, together with 55 Canadians. Iran initially denied duty for the incident, however later admitted its position in downing the jetliner, after mistaking it for an incoming missile.
Iranian armed forces had been bracing for a counterattack after launching missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in response to the killing of its prime commander, Gen. Qassim Soleimani, in a U.S. strike earlier in January.
ILNA’s report quotes Mohsen Baharvand, an aide to Iran’s overseas minister, as saying the downed jet’s black box was transported to Paris on Friday, accompanied by Iranian civil aviation and judicial officers.
Baharvand additionally mentioned the black box can be learn in Paris on Monday.
He mentioned France will start studying the flight recorders on Monday and praised the French authorities for its “superb cooperation with the Iranian delegation.”
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Iran has been in intense negotiations with Ukraine, Canada and different nations that had residents aboard the downed aircraft, and which have demanded a radical investigation into the incident.
An official from Canada’s Transportation Safety Board advised BbcCnnLife News in an announcement: “We are deploying a group this weekend to Paris and we may have extra info on Monday as soon as they’re onsite.”
In an interim report final week Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization blamed a misalignment of a radar system and lack of communication between the air protection operator and his commanders for the downing.