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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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Risk assessments 'should be reviewed' after MH17 crash

Governments should take the lead in reviewing how risk assessments for airspace are made following the downing of flight MH17, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said.

Airlines Emirates and Lufthansa have called for an international summit to discuss how the industry evaluates risk after the Malaysian Airlines jet was shot down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine.

A pro-Russian separatist stands near the train transporting the victims of the flight MH17 crash as their luggage is seen in the foreground. Credit: REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

"No effort should be spared in ensuring that this outrage is not repeated," IATA director general Tony Tyler said.

"Malaysia Airlines [MH17] was a clearly identified commercial jet and it was shot down - in complete violation of international laws, standards and conventions - while broadcasting its identity and presence on an open and busy air corridor at an altitude that was deemed to be safe," Mr Tyler added.

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