Victims' families to receive £3,000 each from airline

Relatives of those who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine will each receive 5,000 US dollars (about £3,000) towards their immediate needs, the carrier's vice president said.

Huib Gorter also said the airline hopes to fly relatives to Ukraine, although he warned the crash site is in difficult terrain around 300 miles from the capital Kiev.

He added that those next of kin who had made their way to Amsterdam's Schipol airport were being accommodated at a hotel.

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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.