More remains found during MH17 wreckage salvage

MH17 wreckage
Investigators begin recovery of Malaysia Airlines MH17 wreckage in Ukraine, Nov. 16, 2014 (ArnoldGreidanus/Twitter)Investigators begin recovery of Malaysia Airlines MH17 wreckage in Ukraine, Nov. 16, 2014 (ArnoldGreidanus/Twitter)

More remains and personal belongings were found yesterday during the salvaging of the wreckage of flight MH17 yesterday.

It is not yet known when these remains and belongings will be transferred to the Netherlands. According to the Ministry of Security and Justice, the remains and belongings must first be sent to Kharkov for a forensic investigation. The mayor of Grabovo, a village next to the crash site, has given the salvage team two found passports and several debit cards.

The salvage of the wreckage went smoothly yesterday, according to the Dutch Safety Board. Twelve Dutch experts guided by Ukrainian salvage operators were active in the disaster area with cranes and trucks, among other things.

Parts of the wreckage has been loaded on to train cars at Torez train station, from there they will be taken to Kharkov. The Safety Board wants to do a reconstruction of part of the plane with the wreckage. A full reconstruction is impossible, as the are in which parts of the aircraft came down is simply too large.

The intention is that the salvage operation continues today, if the site is safe enough.

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