The MH17-repatriation mission at the crash site near the village of Grabovo (Photo: Rijksoverheid) - Credit: The MH17-repatriation mission at the crash site near the village of Grabovo (Photo: Rijksoverheid)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 11:30
More remains, wreckage collected at MH17 site
Further MH17 wreckage, personal belongings and victims' remains were collected on Monday by Dutch defense and police personnel at the crash site near Grabovo, revealed the police. The remains will be taken to Eindhoven Air Base on Saturday February 7. It will be marked by the same ceremonial procedures as were observed with previous transfers. The ceremony includes a procession to move the coffins from Eindhoven to Hilversum, where a moment of silence will be observed with the victims' relatives. The defense force and police team was called into the area when residents noticed the additional debris. "They recovered personal belongings and some pieces of wreckage that were found by residents," said a statement published by Reuters. The defense and police team was assisted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and a local emergency team. It was in contact with the Grabovo mayor, and spoke with him about the situation. The region of the crash site is tense and restless. If security and weather permits, the team will visit other cities in the vicinity of the crash site tomorrow.