Iran will send the flight data recorder from a passenger plane downed by Iranian missiles on Jan. 8 to Ukraine, said Iran’s Tasnim news agency on Saturday.

An Iranian official told Tasnim said that the “black box” from the Ukrainian International Airlines flight will be sent to Kiev at the request of Ukrainian authorities.

“American, Canadian and French experts will try to analyze the black box in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. If it cannot be analyzed there, it will be transferred to France,” he said.

On Jan. 8, all 167 passengers and nine crew members died when the plane

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