UIA Black Boxes to be Analyzed in France
After negotiations with Iran and countries involved in the crash, France was chosen as a neutral country to analyze the data
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The black box recordings of the Ukraine International Airlines plane, which was accidentally shot down by Iranian military near Tehran on January 8, 2020, will be downloaded in France.
“Black box recordings of the Ukrainian airliner, which crashed on the outskirt of Tehran on Wednesday, will be downloaded in France,” head of the accident investigation board of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran, Hassan Rezaeifar told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on January 11, 2020.
According to Rezaeifar, Iran made use of all its facilities to examine the content of the black box inside the country but the country lacks the needed technology to decode it. That’s why, the black box will be sent to France to avoid any damage to it.
Rezaeifar said Iran asked Canada, France and the US to bring their software and hardware equipment to Tehran to download the data of the black box of the Ukrainian plane, but they did not accept Iran’s proposal.