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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Ukraine air crash victim's remains finally identified

Glenn Thomas.

The family of Blackpool man Glenn Thomas, who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed, have been told his body has been recovered and identified.

Mr Thomas, 49, a media officer at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, was among 298 people killed when the Boeing 777-200 aircraft was downed over Ukraine on July 17.

The family of the former Granada and BBC journalist told ITV News they hope to bring his remains back to the UK very soon to enable his funeral to take place.

Flags to fly at half mast over Downing St this afternoon

The Prime Minister said the Union flag and Dutch flag will hang at half-mast over Downing Street from this afternoon, as the coffins of those killed in the MH17 flight begin to arrive in the Netherlands.


Ukraine fighter jets 'shot down near MH17 site'

The east Ukrainian site at which officials say two fighter jets have been shot down lies around 16 miles (25km) from the main wreckage of flight MH17.

Grabovo, in green, is the scene of the MH17 crash. Credit: Google Maps

In the map above, Saur-Mogila is shown marked red, with Grabovo, a town closely neighbouring the main site of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, in green.

MH17: 'Around 60 bodies' expected in first flights

Honour guards carry a coffin of one of the victims at Kharkiv this morning. Credit: Reuters

About 60 coffins containing victims of the MH17 disaster are expected in the Netherlands on the first flights from Kharkiv, a Dutch government spokesperson has said.

Two military transport planes, one each from the Netherlands and Australia, are currently flying the bodies to Eindhoven Airport.

There was some confusion about how many of the 282 corpses the rebels said they had found were on the train which arrived yesterday in Kharkiv.

A Dutch official in charge of the international team dealing with the dead said that at least 200 bodies were aboard the train and that more remains could be found once the body bags are examined fully.

Plane carrying MH17 bodies leaves for Netherlands

A plane carrying the bodies of some victims of the MH17 air disaster has departed for the Netherlands from Ukraine.

A guard of honour was formed by the Ukrainian air force, as representatives from many of the nations mourning victims watched on.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports:


Bodies of MH17 victims boarded for Netherlands flight

A farewell ceremony has been held for a number of victims of the MH17 air disaster after their coffins were brought to an aircraft due to fly to the Netherlands today.

A ceremony is held for the victims before coffins are boarded on the plane. Credit: Laura Wilshaw/ITV News

The Dutch King, Queen and Prime Minister will be at Eindhoven Airport for the arrival of the bodies, which will transported to a barracks in Hilversum for forensic examinations.

Officials carry coffins from a refrigerated lorry at Kharkiv airport. Credit: Reuters
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