Iran will not give black box from crashed Ukrainian airliner to Boeing: Mehr

Debris from the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash in Iran, in which 176 passengers were killed. (AFP)

Iran will not give the black box of the crashed Ukrainian airliner to plane maker Boeing, the head of Tehran’s civil aviation organisation was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Ali Abedzadeh also said it was not clear which country Iran would send the box to so that its data could be analyzed, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

AFP, however, reported that the black box will not be given to the Americans amid hostilites between Iran and the US.

A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 crashed earlier on Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01