TEHERAN – Iran has invited investigative agencies from the U.S. and Canada to participate in the investigation into the Flight 752 crash in Iran. The NTSB and TSB from Canada confirmed the invitation from Iran. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is also invited, according to CNN.
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports via Twitter that international guidelines are being followed when investigating the crash with the Boeing 737-800 from Ukraine International. Earlier reports from Iran said that the the country wanted to exclude investigators from the U.S.
It’s a standard procedure for the country where the accident took place to conduct the air crash investigation, in collaboration with the authorities of the airline and the manufacturer’s country of origin. Iran has already invited Ukrainian investigators earlier. Canada is also involved in the investigation, due to the large number of victims from that country.
The NTSB said in a statement that it does not want to speculate about the cause of the crash, and understands that the investigation is in the hands of Iran. The NTSB has appointed an investigator who will assist with the probe in Iran.
Proof of accidental launch of missiles
Newsweek reported on Thursday, that US intelligence agencies suspect that Flight 752 was accidentally shot down by an Iranian missile. U.S. Intelligence officials said they have satellite data, which prove that 2 missiles have been fired with a clear explosion in the sky, after at least one missile hit the passenger aircraft.
On Friday several new video footage from witnesses on the ground popped up on social media, showing the missiles impacting the aircraft. As a result, the Boeing 737 crashed about 10 seconds after the missiles hit the aircraft.
U.S. wants independent probe
According to Reuters, the U.S. wants an independent and thorough investigation into the crash. This was confirmed by David Schenker – Assistant Secretary of Eastern Affairs – during a news briefing in Dubai.
Schenker is also hoping that the accident area has not already been contaminated or violated, due to some disturbing reports he has seen.
(Head photo: Mehr News / Wikimedia)
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