Canada searching for official standing in Tehran crash probe, Garneau says

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada is demanding official standing in Iran’s investigation of the crash of a Ukraine Worldwide Airways jet in Tehran final week.

Iran admits its air-defence forces shot the aircraft down, having not recognized it as a industrial airliner.


All 176 folks aboard have been killed, together with 138 individuals who have been headed for Canada.

Garneau says two Canadian investigators are in Iran as a part of a global crew and have been getting good co-operation, however he desires their participation within the probe formalized.

He says the aircraft’s “black containers” are in Iranian palms, however one other two investigators are able to go wherever and every time the recorders are examined.


Canada is organizing a gathering in London tomorrow with representatives from a number of international locations that misplaced residents within the crash, to co-ordinate dealings with Iran.

In the meantime, universities throughout Canada held a second of silence at the moment to honour the victims.

College students, school and researchers from greater than a dozen Canadian universities have been amongst those that died when the Ukraine Worldwide Airways flight was shot down.


The Canadian Press has independently confirmed not less than 89 victims with ties to Canada, a lot of them college students and professors returning after spending the December break visiting family in Iran.