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World Iran grants Canada investigators access to downed plane

12:55  14 january  2020
12:55  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Canada investigators to examine Iran crash wreckage later on Wednesday

  Canada investigators to examine Iran crash wreckage later on Wednesday Crash investigators from Canada have visited the site of an Iranian plane disaster in which 57 Canadians died and will examine the wreckage later on Wednesday, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said. © Reuters/CANDACE ELLIOTT Mourners attend a service in memory of the victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran The investigators have not yet been granted access to the flight and cockpit recorders, Garneau told a news conference.Iran has issued visas to a team of Canadian officials, including two specialists from the Transportation Safety Board who are in Tehran to probe how and why Iran on Jan.

Canadian investigators flying to Tehran on Monday will access the wreckage and black boxes from a Ukranian jetliner downed by a missile strike last week, officials said. "We don't fully know what the scope of our investigation will be," Transportation Safety Board (TSB)

Canadian investigators flying to Tehran on Monday will access the wreckage and black boxes from a Ukranian jetliner downed by a missile strike last week, officials said.

Canadian investigators flying to Tehran on Monday will access the wreckage and black boxes from a Ukranian jetliner downed by a missile strike last week, officials said.

a group of people in a room: Mourners speak on stage during a memorial service for the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran© Walter Tychnowicz Mourners speak on stage during a memorial service for the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran

"We don't fully know what the scope of our investigation will be," Transportation Safety Board (TSB) chair Kathy Fox told a press conference.

However, she added, "there have been early signs that Iran is allowing the TSB to play a more active role than is normally permitted."

Two Canadian investigators were to land in Tehran within hours, followed by two more in the coming days or weeks.

Iran Says It Is Willing to Share Jet's Black Boxes, Denies Hostile Act

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Canadian investigators flying to Tehran on Monday will access the wreckage and black boxes from a Ukranian jetliner downed by a missile strike last week Earlier, Canada 's foreign minister announced that a Canadian -led group of nations that lost citizens would press Iran for an open and transparent

Two Canadian investigators were to land in Tehran within hours, followed by two more in the coming days or weeks. They have been invited by Iran , which is leading the crash They will also be allowed to visit the crash site and the wreckage of the plane that is being reassembled in a nearby hanger.

They have been invited by Iran, which is leading the crash probe, to participate in the downloading and analysis of the aircraft's cockpit voice and data recorders.

They will also be allowed to visit the crash site and the wreckage of the plane that is being reassembled in a nearby hanger.

"We do know what has happened. What we don't know is why it happened," Fox commented before listing off questions surrounding the crash that still need to be answered.

These include whether the missile strike was intentional or not, and why the air space was open amid heightened tensions in the region.

The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 was shot down by a missile shortly after taking off from Tehran before dawn last Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

Ukraine says Iran cooperating in plane crash probe, cautious on blaming missile

  Ukraine says Iran cooperating in plane crash probe, cautious on blaming missile Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Friday that Iran was cooperating with an investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane, and that Kiev was not ruling out any version yet of what might have happened. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Canada and others have said the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile, probably by mistake. Prystaiko was more guarded and said Ukraine did not want to come to conclusions yet about what caused the crash.

Two Canadian investigators were to land in Tehran within hours, followed by two more in the coming days or weeks. They have been invited by Iran , which is leading the crash They will also be allowed to visit the crash site and the wreckage of the plane that is being reassembled in a nearby hanger.

Canadian investigators flying to Tehran on Monday will access the wreckage and black boxes from a Ukranian jetliner downed by a missile strike last week, officials said. "We don't fully know what the scope of our investigation will be," Transportation Safety Board (TSB) chair Kathy Fox.

Fifty-seven of the victims were Canadian.

London talks

Earlier, Canada's foreign minister announced that a Canadian-led group of nations that lost citizens would press Iran for an open and transparent investigation at a meeting in London on Thursday.

"We have convened the first in-person meeting of the International Coordination and Response Group on Thursday at Canada House in London," Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a Twitter message.

In their meeting, foreign ministers from Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and Britain will seek to maintain pressure on Iran for full access, as well as renew calls for transparency and accountability.

The group will also discuss seeking compensation for the families of the victims.

Long-standing US-Iran tensions have soared since January 3 when missiles fired from a US drone killed a top Iranian commander, Qasem Soleimani, near Baghdad's airport.

Iran responded with a barrage of missiles at two US bases in Iraq, inflicting no casualties in what was seen as an attempt to prevent a spiral of escalation.

But hours later, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard unit mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet, in what Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called a "human error."

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