The Office of the Prosecutor General and the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have asked the Iranian authorities to hand over the black boxes of flight PS752 shot down over Tehran on January 8.
"The Office of the Prosecutor General and the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have turned to the competent authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, asking for legal assistance related to the handover to the Ukrainian law enforcers of the flight recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft which was carrying out the Tehran-Kyiv PS752 flight and was shot down by the Iranian military," the Office said on Telegram.
The Ukrainian side is taking all measures to ensure proper decoding of the flight recorders and preserve evidence in the investigation into the circumstances of the plane crash.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8. It was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members on board. Two passengers and the crew members were Ukrainians. There were also 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, 10 citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany and the United Kingdom each. There were no survivors.
On January 11, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially admitted that the Ukrainian airliner had been shot down by accident as a result of a "human error."