Prosecutor General's Office turns to Canada, asking for all relevant data on PS752 crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

This could be useful in the investigation of the case that Ukraine opened on the fact of the disaster that took place in Iran
11:52, 10 January 2020

The New York Times

Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine turned to the government of Canada, asking to provide all relevant information related to the crash of flight PS752 in Iran. The press office of the Ukrainian authority reported that on Friday.  

As is known, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 179 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport on January 8. No one of those 177 aboard, including 11 Ukrainians survived the tragedy. The aircraft was on its way from Tehran to Kyiv. The crash took place soon after the takeoff. Iranian media reported that, quoting the airport administration. The officials said that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction" of the plane's engine. The Ukrainian air company that owned the aircraft denied that there was such a malfunction; a pilot's mistake was ruled out, too.

Related: PS 752 crash: Zelensky requires evidence of missile hit

Later that day, the Iranian government refused to send the flight recorders to Ukraine, which means Kyiv will not be able to conduct its own investigation of the tragedy. Iran denied that any claims of the plane being shot down by a missile made no sense. However, top Western officials, including Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson either expressed doubts that there was an engine malfunction or even directly claimed that the aircraft was downed. 

Related: Iran continues to deny fact that UIA plane shot down by missile

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