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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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Ready to come home: 'British-born' victim's final email

An MH17 victim thought to have been born in Britain sent a final email before the crash saying he was "ready to come home".

Robert Ayley said he was looking forward to seeing the boys and his wife. Credit: Family handout

New Zealand-based Robert Ayley - who leaves behind wife Sharlene and two young sons, aged two and four - wrote before boarding: "So yes, here we are. Last day in Europe. My flight is at 12 tomorrow. Right now, I'm just looking forward to seeing the boys and Sharlene. It's been a long, long journey."

Mr Ayley, who is thought to have been raised in Guildford, Surrey, added in his note after a business trip to the continent: "We've seen the world's greatest Rottweilers, we have established contacts, and made life-long friends, but now I'm just ready to come home."

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