The head of the Boeing crash investigation commission of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran, Hassan Rezaifar, refused plans to send flight recorders from a downed UIA plane abroad for analysis. The State News Agency IRNA reports.
The agency quoted Rezaifar saying that “the flight recorders from the Ukrainian Boeing are in Iran’s hands.”
He said that Iran was working on recovering data and records in the cockpit and that he could send flight recorders to Ukraine or France.
“So far, no decision has been made to send them to another country,” he said.
As we reported, the Iranian side said it was ready to hand bodies of deceased Ukrainian citizens over to Ukraine. Ukraine's Interior Ministry informed about that on January 16.
"Today, experts of the Ministry that stay in Tehran received the DNA profiles of the remains of all eleven deceased citizens of Ukraine. Preparations for further passage to Ukraine are underway", says the message.
Their remains are supposed to reach Ukraine by January 19.
On January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.
11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash of Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.