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-born' victim's wife confirms 'desperately sad' news

The wife of an MH17 crash victim reportedly born in the UK has posted a message on Facebook confirming the "desperately sad" news of his death.

Robert Ayley, thought to be in his late twenties, lived in New Zealand with wife Sharlene and their two young sons, though his page on the social networking site lists his home town as Guildford in Surrey.

Rob was our everything. We adored him and there was no one else like him. He touched so many hearts and lives. We are grateful to forever have him in our hearts.

Sharlene, Seth, Taylor, Jonn, Wendie and Tom are desperately sad to confirm that Rob was a passenger on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

– Sharlene Ayley

Sharlene wrote on her page that Robert had been away in Europe visiting Rottweiler breeders with a view to expanding his dog-breeding business in New Zealand.

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