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Iran states about delay of PS752 black boxes transfer to Ukraine due to Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

The coronavirus influenced the possibility of the Iranian officials to leave the country
13:19, 13 March 2020

112 Agency

Iran informed the Canadian Transportation Safety Board about the delay of the transfer to Ukraine of the black boxes of downed Boeing 737 due to coronavirus epidemic as CBC News reported.

"There was a plan to take [the recorders] to Ukraine. However, that's been delayed because of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran,” Chair of Canada's Transportation Safety Board Kathy Fox said.

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She specified that the information from Iran was received by her office on March 5. Teheran explains the difficulty in the transfer to Ukraine of the black boxes by the fact that the coronavirus influenced the possibility of the Iranian officials to leave the country and organization activity and presence of the human resources.

Meanwhile, the International Civil Aviation Organization reported that Iran stated the intention to send black boxes for analysis to Ukraine or to France. Teheran will announce the country for decryption soon.

Related: Iran states about heavy damage of PS752 black box

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.

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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