Iran sends recorder from downed Ukrainian jetliner to France

Associated Press |
Published: 06.29.20 , 17:00
Iran has sent the black box flight recorder from a Ukrainian passenger jet that it mistakenly shot down in January to France for further analysis following months of delays, state-run media reported Monday.
The IRNA news agency quoted Tehran military prosecutor Gholamabbas Torki as saying that the recorder was sent to France, without elaborating. He said the recorder was "physically damaged" and that the data could only be recovered with "sophisticated" technology.
He said Iran's own experts were unable to acquire the necessary converter because of U.S. sanctions.