On 10 June, the Iranian authorities informed the International civil aviation organization (ICAO) that the flight recorder of the Boeing 737-800, which crashed near Tehran, will be sent to the French Agency for aircraft accident investigation (BEA). This was reported by the Agency Reuters , citing two sources.
During the online meeting of the ICAO, which is a specialized Agency of the UN, the representative of Iran stressed that the black boxes badly damaged.
Once obtained the consent of the other States participating in the investigation, the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder would be sent to Paris, said one of the interlocutors Reuters.
According to the norms of the UN, Iran controls the investigation. The US and Ukraine are involved as countries, where they built and operated the plane. Canada is involved in the process as the birthplace of most of the victims of the disaster.
Passenger plane Boeing 737-800 flight PS752 “Ukraine International airlines”, which was heading from Tehran to Kiev crashed on 8 January near the capital of Iran. On Board were 167 passengers and nine crew members. No one survived. Among the victims were 11 citizens of Ukraine.
The Iranian authorities, who claimed at first that the plane crashed due to technical malfunction, January 11 under pressure from Western leaders acknowledged that the flight PS752 was downed by the Iranian military by mistake.
In Iran first thought that the black boxes of the downed plane will be transmitted for transcription to France. On January 18 the head of the Iranian Commission on aircraft accident investigation civil aviation Hasan Rezaifar said that Iran will send them to Ukraine, but on the 19th of January, he refuted his assertion, saying that the experts will attempt to decipher the recorders in Iran.
Iran appealed for help to the National Bureau of transport security of the USA and the French Bureau of investigation and analysis for civil aviation safety, but these agencies refused to send to Tehran the equipment to decode.
On 4 February, the Ukraine, Canada, Afghanistan, United Kingdom and Sweden have required Iran to transfer the black boxes of the downed Boeing. On March 5, Iran has notified Canada about the delay in further work with the recorders due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
On 6 June in Tehran announced the completion of the investigation into the crash. According to Iran’s Deputy foreign Minister Mohsen of Baharvand, you only have to decrypt the data flight recorders.