Monday, 8 December 2014 - 18:46
MH17 wreckage to arrive tomorrow
A truck carrying parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is expected to arrive at Gilze-Rijen airbase in Noord Brabant at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, reports the Dutch Safety Board (AMM). Debris from the Boeing 777 was salvaged from the scene of the accident in eastern Ukraine last month, and taken to Kharkiv by train. The first truck is expected to be received at the Gilze-Rijen airbase by families of the victims. Multiple trucks are being used to transport the wreckage. The final convoy transporting the MH17 wreckage was expected to arrive in the Netherlands on Monday. An updated report from Kharkiv states that the final convoy departed from the Ukrainian city Monday morning. There are currently four convoys of trucks en-route, bringing the remains back to the Netherlands. Progress is slower than expected as the trucks cannot travel faster than 70 km/h. Flight MH17 departed Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on July 17 bound for Kuala Lumpur. Reports suggest a missile brought the plane down, with many nations accusing Russian-armed militants of firing a surface-to-air missile. Russia has instead floated multiple theories pointing the finger at Ukraine for the crash.