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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Separatist leaders believe they have MH17 black boxes

A separatist leader says they are keeping what they presume are the black boxes from the downed Malaysian airliner in the eastern city of Donetsk.

He said they were keeping what they presumed were the black boxes from the downed Malaysian airliner in the eastern city of Donetsk, but they would need experts to confirm that they were the plane's flight recorders.

Unverified footage emerges alleging rebels were told not to hand over MH17 Credit: EBU

Some items, presumably the black boxes, were found, and they have been delivered to Donetsk and they are under our control. There are no specialists among us who could pinpoint the look of the black boxes, but we brought to Donetsk some technical items which could be the black boxes of the airliner.

– Aleksander Borodai, prime minister of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic.

Another rebel official, Sergei Kavtaradze, said he thought there were two of the presumed black boxes.

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