Concerning the investigation into the crash of the Boeing-737-800 plane of the Ukrainian company źUkraine International Airlines╗ which took place on January 8, 2020, in the Islamic Republic of Iran
As part of the investigation into the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing
737-800 UR-PSR plane, representatives of the Iranian Civil Aviation
Organization (CAO), headed by the Investigative Officer of the Islamic Republic
of Iran (IRI), arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday, January 21.
Experts from Canada and France have also joined the expert group.
On January 22, the experts had the opportunity to get acquainted with
the technical possibilities of reading information from the flight data
recorders - the so-called «black boxes» - the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise, the
laboratory of the National Aviation University and the Research and Production
Enterprise «Discovi Systemy».
On the same day, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of
Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi to discuss further
cooperation between Ukraine and Iran in the investigation of the Ukrainian
plane crash. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the
Islamic Republic of Iran Serhiy Burdyliak participated in the meeting.
On Thursday, January 23, Mr. Danilov met with the Iranian plane crash
investigation commissioner to discuss the issues of the expert group's
During the meeting, Mr. Danilov emphasized the particular importance of
the issue of receiving "black boxes" by Ukraine.
In his turn, the Iranian plane crash investigation commissioner said
that the final decision on further handling with the flight data recorders
would be made after the Iranian delegation reported to the country's leadership
on the results of the visit to Ukraine and under Article 26 of the Chicago
Convention and Annex 13 to it.
The NSDC Secretary emphasized Ukraine's full technical readiness to
provide the necessary range of works to analyze the «black boxes».