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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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UK air accident investigators to join MH17 crash probe

Air accident investigators from the UK will arrive in Ukraine today to assist the investigation into the attack on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is seen in eastern Ukraine. Credit: Reuters

Downing Street said it was "increasingly likely" that the disaster, which left 10 Britons dead, was caused by a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area in eastern Ukraine.

Six experts from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch will join the probe amid growing international condemnation of the incident.

The Foreign Office has sent extra consular staff to Ukraine, while the Metropolitan Police is to send specialist officers to the country to assist with the recovery of those killed.

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