U.S. aircraft surveillance firm Aireon shares position data of crashed Ukraine International Airlines with authorities

On Thursday, Aireon, a U.S. aircraft surveillance firm stated, it has collected the position data from the Ukraine International Airlines jet that crashed in Iran on Wednesday.

Aireon is sharing this data with the appropriate authorities, said is spokeswoman.

Aireon’s satellite-based global tracking system captures more detailed data than is available on commercial websites like FlightRadar24, which Incidentally did not capture data at the end of the Ukraine International Airlines jet.

In 2019, based on Aireon more detailed data on the flight path of a crashed Ethiopian 737 MAX jet, regulators from the United States and Canada were able to ground the Boeing 737 MAX based on evidence of similarities to a prior 737 MAX crash in Indonesia.

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