Iran CLEARS debris from plane crash site with bulldozers before investigators even arrive after condemning ‘big US lie’ they shot the jet down and insisting Tehran will ‘handle’ black box data
The debris of the Boeing 737 (left) has been removed from the crash site near Tehran before Ukrainian investigators have even arrived, sparking fears of a cover-up.
Tehran says it is ‘opening’ the flight recorders today but has indicated it will not allow the US to analyse their contents.
Washington and its allies believe the plane was shot down by an Iranian missile (right), most likely by mistake, hours after Iran launched missile strikes on US bases in Iraq. Iran, which claims the crash which killed 176 was caused by a technical failure, has accused the West of ‘psychological warfare’ over its allegations, with government spokesman Ali Rabiei (inset) calling the allegations a ‘big lie’.
Well, bulldozers are definitely ‘faster’ than the FAA procedure that favors hand and knees and tweezers.