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MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain for analysis

English.news.cn   2014-07-23 21:59:19

LONDON, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The black box recorders from the crashed MH17 flight have arrived in Britain for data downloading and analysis, the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said Wednesday.

The flight recorders, commonly know as black boxes, from MH17 plane have been delivered by the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) to the headquarters of AAIB in Farnborough, Hampshire for downloading, the AAIB announced Wednesday on its twitter feed.

The DSB also confirmed that the two black boxes have arrived in Britain, "where they are currently being read out and analyzed by a team of international specialists."

"The on-site investigation in Ukraine is currently in full swing," said the DSB, who took over formal responsibility for the air crash investigation from Ukraine on Tuesday.

"Although investigators still do not have safe access to the crash site, work to gather and analyze data from various sources is underway in both Kiev and the Netherlands," the board tweeted.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777 airliner, crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard.

The AAIB, part of the British government's Department for Transport (DfT), is responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within Britain.

In March, it worked with British satellite company Inmarsat to provide information that helped Malaysian authorities confirm that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had "ended" in the southern Indian Ocean.

Editor: Tang Danlu
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