The transport safety authority of Canada (TSB) will send a team of experts to France to help decipher the flight recorders of the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing that crashed near Tehran in January.
“TSB will send a team of investigators to participate in downloading (data) from the CVR (voice recorder) and FDR (flight data recorder),” TSB said on Twitter.
Earlier, the French air crash investigation Bureau (BEA) reported that Iran had requested technical assistance with the flight recorders.
A Ukrainian International airlines Boeing 737 flying to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran airport in the early morning of January 8. All 176 people on board were killed: 167 passengers from Iran, Ukraine, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden and Afghanistan, and nine crew members.
The Iranian military said that the Ukrainian Boeing was shot down accidentally, the fault was the human factor: the plane flew near a military facility in Iran and was mistaken for an “enemy target,” namely, a cruise missile. At the same time, Iran noted that it expected an attack from the United States, in connection with which the country’s air defense systems were put on full alert. The President of Ukraine said that he expects Tehran to fully admit guilt, issue an official apology, punish those responsibly, and pay compensation.