Iran postpones decryption of PS752 black boxes due to Covid-19 pandemic

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decryption of the black boxes is postponed for an indefinite period of time
14:19, 13 April 2020

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, Iran postponed the process of downloading and decryption of the data from black boxes of downed PS752 flight of Ukrainian International Airlines, as Deutsche Welle reported.

“The black boxes of downed Ukrainian Boeing should be decrypted in the presence of the experts from a few countries. But the restrictive measures imposed due to Covid-19 pandemic do now allow them to arrive in Iran,” the message said.

A few days ago Iran appealed to the countries, which are involved in the investigation, with the request when the qualified experts may arrive for help with the decryption of the black boxes.

Related: Iran states about heavy damage of PS752 black box

Canada and another countries asked Iran to postpone the decryption of the black boxes of the planed downed near Teheran as the experts cannot arrive due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Related: Canadians donate $2.5 million for support of families of PS752 victims

On January 19, the bodies of the Ukrainians, who died in a plane crash in Iran, were delivered to Ukraine. The farewell ceremony took place at Boryspil Airport.



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