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Iran Sends Black Box of Downed Ukrainian Passenger Plane to France for Reading

Debris of a plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines, that crashed after taking off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport, is seen on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran. (Image Source: Reuters)

Debris of a plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines, that crashed after taking off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport, is seen on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran. (Image Source: Reuters)

On January 8, the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 aircraft en route to Kiev crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the black box of a Ukrainian plane that crashed in January after taking off from Tehran has been sent to France for decoding.

The black box of the Ukrainian airplane was taken to Paris on Friday by the officials from Iran Civil Aviation and an Iranian judge, Xinhua news agency quoted Mohsen Baharvand, deputy foreign minister for international and legal affairs, as saying on Saturday. The process of analyzing its data will begin on Monday, said Baharvand.

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On January 8, the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 aircraft en route to Kiev crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board. Later, Iran's armed forces confirmed that an "unintentional" launch of a military missile shot down the Ukrainian airliner.

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