International investigators in Paris will eventually be able to inspect the black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down from Iran by mistaken in the sky as an incoming missile.
The Iranian authorities sent the black box to France on Friday, marking a new phase in the investigation six months after the January incident, which resulted in the deaths of 176 people, including 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians. people.
France is one of the few countries that can read damaged black boxes. The information collected from the equipment may reveal factors such as the flight path and altitude of the aircraft, which make the aircraft a target for such deadly shooting.
Although the downed plane was an American company Boeing 737-800, the United States has been stuck in a long-term dispute with Tehran. The United States refused to provide Iranian experts with converters, which required data recovery from the receiver.
On January 8, the aircraft was shot down several hours after the ballistic missile attack was launched on two military bases in Iran, when the aircraft was shot down in Kiev. These attacks were in retaliation for the US killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in an air strike in Baghdad.
Iran initially blamed the crash on a technical problem and did not admit to shooting down the plane until a few days later.
U.S. military officials said they believe Iran used surface-to-air missiles to shoot down the plane in error. It is said that the video shows fast-moving light passing through trees and then high fireballs illuminating the landscape, which is supported by this conclusion.
Iran has been in intense negotiations with Ukraine, Canada and other countries, and citizens of these countries have boarded the plane that was shot down and demanded a thorough investigation of the incident.
Farhad Parvaresh, head of the Iranian delegation of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), told Reuters last week that the civil aviation authority in Tehran had invited other interested countries to read the data analyzed by the black box.