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Investigators to examine second black box from MH17

Air investigators are to examine a second black box which was recovered from flight MH17 today.

The data could reveal if the pilots were aware of a missile coming towards the plane and what happened in the last few seconds of the flight if they were able to speak.

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Plane 'flying at 33,000ft' when it disappeared from radar

A Malaysian Airlines plane which has reportedly crashed in eastern Ukraine was flying at 33,000 feet - a typical cruising altitude for airliners - when it disappeared from radar, a Ukrainian official told Interfax.

The aircraft is thought to have come down in Torez, near Shakhtersk, some 25 miles from the Russia border.

The area has been the scene of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels.

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