The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) confirms the download of the recorders of flight PS752, which Iran shot down in January, but cannot reveal its contents.
The TSBTransportation Safety Board of Canada had dispatched a team to Paris, France, to participate in the international investigation into the tragedy.
The Bureau confirms in a statement that
the preliminary analysis of data from the flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752) has taken place .
The tragedy claimed the lives of 176 people on board, including 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents.
After denying responsibility, Iran admitted that its soldiers shot down the device with a missile, but while claiming that it was
human error related to the improper setting of a military radar followed by other malfunctions.
Tehran, which did not have the technical means to decipher the contents of the black boxes of the downed Boeing, had finally agreed to send them to Paris for analysis.
The TSBTransportation Safety Board of Canada however specifies that it cannot disclose the information obtained from the data from the recorders.
We urged Iran to release factual information from the recorders as quickly as possible. However, under Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the TSB is not able to provide details at this time without the express permission of the State responsible for conducting this investigation, that is, Iran.Kathy Fox, President of the TSB
I know the families of the victims and many others are anxious to know what data is being collected , adds Ms. Fox.
Ms Fox describes the download and analysis of the flight recorders as an “important milestone”, but adding that the investigation is far from over.
Many questions remain unanswered , she notes.
The TSB continues to call for a thorough, transparent and credible security investigation, and continues to offer its assistance to Iran , Fox added.
Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne thanked the French Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) on Twitter and urged Iran to unveil the content of the flight recorders.
This analysis must now be quickly transmitted to the international community to ensure a full, credible & transparent investigation into the safety of the flight , he says.