UIA plane crash: International coordination group welcomes delivery of flight recorders to France.

International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752 welcomes the delivery of Flight PS752’s recorders from Iran to France and continues to demand that Iran conduct a full and transparent flight safety investigation.

The corresponding statement is published on website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

“While we welcome the delivery of Flight PS752’s recorders to France’s Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Bureau, this is long overdue, and is only a step towards completing the safety investigation,” the statement reads.

At the same time, the Group reiterates the demand for Iran to conduct a full, transparent, and independent flight safety investigation in accordance with international standards.

“The Coordination Group will continue working to ensure transparency, accountability and justice, including reparations, for the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy,” the statement reads.

The Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane (flight PS752) heading from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after it took off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport at about 06:00 Tehran time (04:30 Kyiv time) on January 8. There were 176 people on board – nine crew members (all Ukrainians) and 167 passengers (citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK). All passengers and crew were killed in the crash.

On July 18, France's Bureau for Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) received Flight PS752’s recorders from Iran.

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