Iran released a report on the investigation of the crash of the Ukrainian plane. According to the document, the Ukrainian passenger plane was shot down by two short-range ground-to-air missiles. This is reported by the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran, Bloomberg informs.
The plane took off from Tehran Airport at 6:12 a.m. local time and lost contact with the air traffic controller at an altitude of 8,100 feet, the organization said. The aircraft disappeared from the secondary surveillance radar screens at 6:15 a.m. and from the primary surveillance radar at 6:18 a.m.
The “black boxes” retrieved from the aircraft are “some of the most advanced equipment of their kind in the world,” and Iran does not have the means to decode them. At the same time, French and American accident investigation agencies have refused to send necessary equipment to Iran for decoding them. According to the report, the plane was shot down by Tor-M1 missiles.
As The Journalist reported, Iran not ready to send black boxes of downed UIA plane to Ukraine.