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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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Kerry: US horrified by Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US was "horrified" by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and was reviewing whether any American citizens were on board.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a statement on the crash. Credit: PA Wire

We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims.

We offer our sympathies and support to the Governments of Malaysia and the Netherlands at this difficult time, as well as to all those whose citizens may have been on board.

We are reviewing whether any American citizens were aboard the flight.

The United States Government remains prepared to assist with a credible, international investigation any way we can, and we will continue to be in touch with all relevant partners as we seek the facts of what happened today.

– US Secretary of State John Kerry

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