US aircrafts ordered to avoid eastern Ukraine airspace

US aircrafts have been ordered to avoid eastern Ukraine airspace, the US aviation authority said, after a Malaysian Airlines flight carrying 298 people was brought down in the region.

Malaysia Airlines has also said all European flights operated by the company will take alternative routes.

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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.