Ukraine Expects Iran To Hand Over Black Boxes Of Downed Airliner Despite Pandemic
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April 2, 2020 - by radiofarda.com
After a month of silence, the Islamic Republic Minister of Roads and Transport, Mohammad Eslami, said on Sunday that the coronavirus outbreak in Iran had stopped the procedure of decoding the black boxes of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) passenger plane downed on January 8 over Tehran.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) missiles shot down the Boeing plane killing all 176 onboard. Victims of the crash included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans, and three Britons.
"We will resume reading the black boxes after the outbreak of the coronavirus and its related disease, Covid-19, is contained," Eslami told reporters.
However, earlier on March 11, the Islamic Republic representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Farhad Paravaresh, had...
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