The preliminary report by the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority on the accident of a Boeing 737 plane operated by the Ukrainian airline Ukraine International Airlines, in which 176 people were killed near Tehran on Wednesday, shows that the plane’s pilot did not draw attention to breakdowns in the device and that it suffered a fire before the crash.
The civil aviation authority has published the main lines of the preliminary report of the investigation team on the aircraft accident. The director of the National Civil Aviation Administration of Iran, Ali Abedzadé, said investigators had recovered the two “black boxes” from the wrecked aircraft, pointing out that the devices were “damaged” by the fire and the accident.
“The black boxes were found and given to accident investigators. The records and evidence at the scene of the accident were checked and the remaining parts of the aircraft were collected and taken to a safe location.” The director of the National Civil Aviation Authority of Iran stated.
Abedzadé found that both the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and the Flight Parameter Recorder (FDR) were damaged. “The two devices were damaged in the accident and fire. The two devices have data, but the physical damage is visible on them,” he said.