Canada investigators to look at Iran crash wreckage in a while Wednesday


OTTAWA — Crash investigators from Canada have visited the location of an Iranian airplane catastrophe by which 57 Canadians died and can study the wreckage in a while Wednesday, Transport Minister Marc Garneau mentioned.

The investigators haven’t but been granted entry to the flight and cockpit recorders, Garneau informed a information convention.

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Iran has issued visas to a staff of Canadian officers, together with two specialists from the Transportation Security Board who’re in Tehran to probe how and why Iran on Jan. eight shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 folks on board.

“They’ve visited the crash web site. … At this time two investigators will study the wreckage,” Garneau mentioned.

“What we have now been informed by the Iranians is that we are going to be allowed to take part in not solely the decoding of the (black) bins, but additionally the evaluation,” he mentioned. “We’re standing by in the meanwhile to seek out out the place that’s going to occur. We now have not had that sign.”

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