Iran says black packing containers from downed Ukraine jet present missiles hit 25 seconds aside

Dubai, August 23

Analysis from the black packing containers of a downed Ukrainian passenger airplane reveals it was hit by two missiles 25 seconds aside and that passengers have been nonetheless alive for a while after the impression of the primary blast, Iran stated on Sunday.

The announcement by the pinnacle of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization marks the primary official report on the contents of the cockpit voice and knowledge recordings, which have been despatched to France for studying in July.

Tehran has stated it unintentionally shot down the Ukraine airliner in January, at a time of maximum tensions with the United States. All 176 individuals aboard the airplane have been killed.

“Nineteen seconds after the first missile hit the plane, the voices of pilots inside the cockpit, indicated that the passengers were alive … 25 seconds later the second missile hit the plane,” Touraj Dehghani-Zanganeh was cited as saying by state tv.

Iran has been in talks with Ukraine, Canada and different nations that had residents aboard the downed airplane, and who’ve demanded an intensive investigation into the incident.

“The data analysis from the blackboxes should not be politicised,” Zanganeh stated.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shot down the Ukraine International Airlines flight with a ground-to-air missile on Jan. 8, simply after the airplane took off from Tehran, in what Tehran later acknowledged as a “disastrous mistake” by forces on excessive alert throughout a confrontation with the United States.

Iranian and Ukrainian officers have held talks on the compensation to households of the victims. Another spherical of talks is ready for October.–Reuters

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