Iran refuses to handover crashed Ukrainian plane’s black boxes to US
Updated: January 9, 2020 14:33 pm
Iranian authorities informed that they recovered the flight recorders of Ukraine's Boeing 737 aircraft that crashed near Tehran International Airport earlier on January 08. They also refused to hand over the black boxes to the Americans. All 176 people on board the flight to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev were killed when the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran. The crashed Ukraine plane had 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians on board, reported AFP quoting a Ukraine minister. The Ukrainian Embassy in Tehran replaced its previous statement saying terrorism or rocket attacks had been ruled out as causes of the plane crash.