Work begins on black boxes from Ukrainian jet shot in Tehran

Investigators have begun work on the flight recorders from the Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran in January, France’s BEA accident investigation bureau said on Monday.

Iranian forces say they downed the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) jet, a Boeing 737, on Jan. 8 after mistaking it for a missile at a time of high tensions with the United States. All 176 people aboard Flight PS752 were killed.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said he welcomed Iran’s decision to hand over the black boxes from the crash of a Ukrainian airliner to France, saying those responsible would be held accountable.

Zelenskiy added that Ukrainian experts would take part in decoding the black boxes, alongside experts from France, the United States and Canada.

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