PS 752 plane crash: Iran refuses to hand over black boxes to Ukraine

17:40, 8 January 2020

It has not yet been decided where Iran would send the box to analyze the data.

Iran, where the Boeing-737 crash took place, refuses to provide black boxes to Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the civil aviation organization Ali Abedzadeh, Mehr reports.

It has not yet been decided where Iran would send the box to analyze the data.

According to the message of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the cause of the PS 752 plane crash in Iran was technical malfunction; the theory with the terror attack is ruled out.

“On 01/08/2020 approximately at 6:00 Tehran time (around 4:30 Kyiv time) after take-off from the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, Boeing-737 of the Ukraine International Airlines en route to Kyiv crashed. According to preliminary information, the plane crashed as a result of an engine accident due to technical reasons. Currently, the theory of the terrorist act is ruled out,” the Embassy stated.

As we reported earlier, Boeing 737 of Ukraine’s International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 180 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason of the crash was a “technical malfunction”.

As of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.

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