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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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Audio claims separatists told not to hand over black box

The Ukrainian security service has released the audio that has not been independently verified, of what it alleges was a phone call on Friday, July 18, between a commander of the Donetsk People's Republic militia (DNR) and an unidentified member of the DNR.

In the video the commander, named as Oleksandr Khodakovskyi, is heard asking for the "black box" of the shot down Malaysia Airline flight MH17 to be secured at Moscow's request. The footage has not been independently verified, nor has the identity of the speakers in this audio recording.

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