The government of Canada is deeply concerned over the lack of convincing information provided in the final report of the Iranian Aircraft Accident Investigation Board on the downing of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) PS752 flight. Global news reported that, citing joint statement of Foreign Minister Marc Garneau and Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra.
“The report makes no attempt to answer critical questions about what truly happened. It appears incomplete and has no hard facts or evidence,” reads the statement.
The government of Canada continues to urge Iran for a “comprehensive and transparent” investigation conducted according to international standards.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada promised to comment on the Iranian report on Thursday.
Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba criticized Iran's final report on the causes of the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752. Kuleba accused Iran of concealing the true causes of its downing.
Iran’s civil aviation body released the final report on the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran in 2020. The blame was laid on the air defense operator.
On January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight) with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.
11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital had left no survivors.
On the morning of Saturday, January 11, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces announced that a missile launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards military center hit the Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane.
The results of the decryption of information from the aircraft's flight recorders carried out in France confirmed that the disaster was the result of a missile attack.
On February 20, the Iranian Military Prosecutor's Office announced the completion of the investigation into the downing of Ukraine International Airlines plane.