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Malaysian experts hand over MH17 black boxes to Dutch investigators

English.news.cn   2014-07-23 07:51:45
• The black boxes from the crashed flight MH17 have been handed over to Dutch investigators in Ukraine.
• According to local media, the black boxes will be sent to Farnborough in Britain.
• For now, the Dutch side is in charge of the investigation, which caused 193 Dutch citizens' lives.
 

THE HAGUE, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The black boxes from the crashed flight MH17 have been handed over to Dutch investigators in Ukraine, the Dutch Foreign Ministry announced late Tuesday.

"The black boxes from flight MH17 have been handed over by Malaysian experts to the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) that is leading the international investigation," the ministry said.

According to local media, the black boxes will be sent to Farnborough in Britain, where experts can read the data stored in the black boxes and try to find the exact cause of the crash.

The ministry said, the experts from the Dutch safety board will travel with other experts from several countries together, to send the black boxes to Farnborough.

For now, the Dutch side is in charge of the investigation of the crash, which caused 193 Dutch citizens' lives.

The Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk Thursday, killing all 298 people on board.

The Dutch government announced early Tuesday that a flight with the first victims' bodies will arrive in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on Wednesday.

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