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Canada: Iran Giving Access to Data Recorders from Downed Ukrainian Passenger Jet

Canada: Iran Giving Access to Data Recorders from Downed Ukrainian Passenger Jet

OTTAWA - Canada’s Transportation Safety Board on Monday said Iran has given investigators permission to analyze the “black box” flight data recorders from the Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by a missile that killed 176 people including 57 Canadians.
TSB Chair Kathy Fox said Iran has invited the agency to take part as an observer for the download and analysis of the "black boxes.” She said the agency hopes to play a larger role in the investigation.
"We are working very hard to build trust daily in order for us to brought in," Fox said. "Canada's role is evolving. It remains to be seen how far that will go."
Natacha Van Themsche, director of investigations, said Canadian experts have also been invited to inspect the wreckage and the crash site. The step is unusual, given that the downed plane was not a Canadian airline and the crash did not occur in Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the downing a Canadian tragedy because 138 of the passengers were headed for Canada. They included students, newlyweds, doctors and parents. The youngest was a 1-year-old girl.  The other passengers included citizens from Iran, Sweden, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Germany. (Fox News)