The salvage mission in eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed last year, has been completed. The last seven coffins are expected to arrive at Eindhoven airport at 16:00 on Saturday afternoon. From there they will be transported with the usual ceremony.
The restarted MH17 repatriation mission is going well, despite being hampered by the wet and windy weather. The team has found some mortal remains as well as personal belongings such as passports, jewelry and photos, mission leader Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg reported on Wednesday.
It seems that pieces of flight MH17 wreckage has turned up in a museum in Russia, RTL reports.
A 12 member team consisting of Defense employees, police employees and a member of the Dutch Safety Board is on their way to the Ukraine. The team's goal is to make preparations for the Dutch repatriation mission, which resumes in April.
The first group of relatives of the victims of the flight MH17 disaster were able to view the plane's wreckage at the Gilze-Rijen airbase yesterday. This week all interested relatives can take a tour of the hangars where the plane's wreckage is displayed, NOS reports.
There are still personal belongings and wreckage in the area of the flight MH17 crash site. This is according to Jeroen Akkermans of RTL Nieuws, who went to the site now that the fighting has moved on and the area is accessible again.
A Dutch defense team is back on the scene of the flight MH17 disaster in eastern Ukraine. The team left from Donetsk this morning.
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 wreckage of flight MH17 will be transported to the Netherlands in trucks this week.
A part of the cockpit was part of the MH17 wreckage that was salvaged yesterday. Yesterday was the fifth day in a row that wreckage was salvaged from the disaster area in eastern Ukraine.
More remains and personal belongings were found yesterday during the salvaging of the wreckage of flight MH17 yesterday.
The Dutch Safety Board has given instructions that the wreckage of flight MH17 be transferred to the Netherlands.
Data from the black box that was handed over to Malaysian officials by the rebels last week show certain proof that the plane was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion, adding further evidence to the theory that flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
It is becoming increasingly clear that it was indeed a rocket that was responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The New York Times today published photographs of the wreckage riddled with holes that experts say offer further proof of a rocket strike.