Ukrainian 737 crashes in Iran

An air crash investigation expert has said that the analysis of the black boxes is unlikely to show anything particularly interesting.
Black box analysis results from Iranian air crash likely to be 'anticlimactic,' says expert

He said it would likely just show everything going normally and then the data will just stop. There may be a few seconds of the aftermath.
Poole said the flight data recorder is likely to show the plane flying along normally right up until the missile struck. At best, he said, the cockpit recorder might have captured a few words from the flight crew.

"I think you'll hear a normally functioning airplane and crew speaking and data will just stop," said Poole. "You might hear a few seconds of the aftermath."
The expert in question is a former Canadian Transportation Safety Board investigator who specialised in flight recorders for more than 30 years. He set up Canada's black box analysis lab and now sets up black box analysis facilities around the world. I'm going to guess that he knows what he's talking about in this field.
Mike Poole, a former Transportation Safety Board investigator, has been specializing in flight recorders for more than 30 years. He built Canada's black box analysis lab and now sets up recorder analysis facilities around the world. He said the results of the black box analysis, when they come, could be disappointing.

"It'll be entirely anticlimactic," said Poole, CEO of Plane Sciences Inc. "The likelihood they're going to bear fruit is pretty small or zero."
 
Ukraine's ambassador to Canada has committed to helping Canadian victims of the airline crash receive the compensation they are due under international rules from the Ukrainian airline.
Ukraine pledges help for airline compensation for Iran plane crash victims
Ukraine's ambassador to Canada says his government will help Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne secure compensation from Ukraine International Airlines for the families of all those killed on Flight 752, including 57 Canadian citizens.

Champagne is in Kyiv March 3 for the start of a two-day visit that will include a meeting with the head of the airline, where he will try to speed up delivery of the compensation it must pay under international aviation law to the victims' families.

Envoy Andriy Shevchenko said his government sees no obstacles to the airline meeting its international legal obligations to compensate families.

"This carrier is committed to all the international rules and applications that apply to such situations," the ambassador said in an interview Friday.

"If there is anything the government [of Ukraine] can do on this, it will be, of course, done."
However, the ambassador also said the Ukrainian airline was in a "very difficult position". It's not clear of that means they are short of money to pay the required compensation without first getting any money they may be owed from Iran.
The Ukrainian airline will also be seeking compensation from Iran for the families of its own victims who died in the crash, Shevchenko said.

"The carrier has found itself in a very difficult position," he said.

"They have obligations they have to fulfil but also they expect compensation from Iran. Of course, they have lost people of their own. But when it comes to international obligations, there has been a very clear signal from the airline they are committed to that."
According to what has been previously published, compensation from the airline is a separate issue from any compensation the victims may receive directly from Iran.
 
Nearly two months after the Ukrainian passenger jet was shot down, Iran still hasn’t released the black boxes. The Canadian Foreign Minister has again called for their release during a visit to Ukraine:
“We do expect from Iran to give access to the black box without any further delay,” Francois-Philippe Champagne said during a press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Vadym Prystaiko, while on a visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
He’s asking for ‘transparency in the investigation so that justice can be served’:
“We have questions and we expect Iran to provide answers,” Champagne said.

“I always say transparency is the best antidote to conspiracy, so we should demand from Iran in one voice, the international community, to provide access to these black boxes, to allow for transparency so that justice can be carried out.”
 

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