Iran Found Black Boxes of Ukrainian Crashed Airplane - Focus News


Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Iran Found Black Boxes of Ukrainian Crashed Airplane

Iran Civil Aviation Authority have said its rescue team has found the black boxes from the Ukrainian Boeing 737 airplane that crashed early hour of Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran, Imam Khomeini International airport.

The Ukrainian jet bound for Kiev slammed into a field before dawn at Khalaj Abad, about 45 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Imam Khomeini International Airport.

The authority's spokesman, Reza Jafarzadeh told semiofficial news agency ISNA that, “The two black boxes of the Ukranian 737 aeroplane that crashed this morning have been found,” 

Iranian officials confirmed that none of 176 aboard passengers was survived from the accident which carried 82 Iranian and 63 Canadian nationals, 11 Ukrainian, 10 Swedes, 4 Afghans, 3 Germans, and 3 Britons

The Ukraine International Airlines said the crashed plane was built in 2016 and was checked only two days before its crushed down.

Preliminary statements by Iranian and Ukrainian authorities suggest the plane suffered an engine malfunction, though the airline did not detail any reasons for the accident.

The crash came shortly after Iran strikes US military base in Iraq in revenge of one of the Islamic republic top military leader, Qassem Soleimani in a US attack on Friday in Iraq capital, Baghdad. 

Sequel to the missile strikes, the US Federal Aviation Administration said it has barred  banning US carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran and the Gulf after rocket attacks on US forces in Iraq.
Other international carrier said they were suspending all routes passing through Iraqi or Iranian airspace.

Source: Channelstv

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