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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MH17: Killed student 'had a great thirst for life'

The former headteacher of a man killed during yesterday's Malaysia Airlines attack says his school is "devastated" by his death.

20-year-old Richard Mayne was one of nine Britons killed. Credit: Facebook / Richard Mayne

J R Wood, headmaster at the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth - which was attended by Richard Mayne before he went to Leeds University - said his former pupil was "an extremely pleasant and thoughtful young man who gave his time generously for everyone".

I last saw him just a month ago, when he talked with me excitedly about his trip to Everest Base Camp earlier this year. He had gone on this expedition with a fellow former student of ours and they had been raising money for a children's charity.

Richard had a great thirst for life and he wanted to make the world a better place. It is tragic that his life has been cut short, especially under these circumstances - he had such a great future ahead of him.

– J R Wood, Dixie Grammar School headteacher

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