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MH17 Crash: Second Black Box Recovered From Crash Site
Malaysia Star ^ | Friday July 18, 2014 | Tan Yi Liang

Posted on 07/18/2014 1:40:52 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The second of two black boxes has been recovered from the debris field where Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 is believed to have gone down in eastern Ukraine.

According to Reuters, a cameraman from the news agency reported that the second of two flight recorders was found at 5.55am GMT. This follows a report from Russian news agency Interfax that pro-Russia separatists who claim to have recovered the black box of MH17 have announced that they are planning to have it moved to Moscow for examination.

A black box, which is actually orange, is made up of a cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, which are used to aid crash investigators in determining the cause of aviation accidents.

MH17 disappeared from radar screens in eastern Ukraine at around 1415 GMT, hours after the Boeing 777, bound for Kuala Lumpur, had taken off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

The Boeing 777, with 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers onboard, is believed to have been accidentally shot down 50km from the Ukraine-Russia border.

The Chichago Tribune reported that the security and rights body Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) claim rebels in the region say they will ensure safe access for international experts visiting the site.

OCSE stated on its website that a “contact group” of senior representatives from Ukraine, Russia and OSCE had held a video conference with the separatists, who pledged to cooperate with Ukrainian authorities in the investigation.

It said the rebels had committed to providing safe access and security guarantees to the national investigation commission, including international investigators, in the area under their control.

“As a matter of priority, they (the separatists) shall close off the site of the catastrophe and allow local authorities to start preparations for the recovery of bodies,” OSCE said.

Ukrainian authorities had raised complaints that separatist forces in the region, which borders Russia, had prevented their officials from reaching the crash site.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: malaysia; mh17; netherlands; ukraine

1 posted on 07/18/2014 1:40:52 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Also worth seeing is this link of the Putinista rebels after they've learned they shot down a civil aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbyZYgSXdyw

2 posted on 07/18/2014 2:27:23 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Also worth seeing is this link of the Putinista rebels after they've learned they shot down a civil aircraft.

Well, that is interesting. I'm wondering if anybody has confirmed that the translations are accurate.

3 posted on 07/18/2014 3:12:43 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: KevinB

Don’t know about accuracy....but I do know the first I saw was interpreted one way....then it was scrubbed from the net...(does not exist when attempts to view again) only to be presented by the Ukraine Gov. another way.

Language matters and how presented .....


4 posted on 07/18/2014 3:16:10 AM PDT by caww
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To: elhombrelibre
VIDEO HERE

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5 posted on 07/18/2014 3:20:48 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: nickcarraway

> planning to have it moved to Moscow for examination

...where it will be as easily accessible as Lois Lerner’s hard drive.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 3:22:32 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: nickcarraway
"... where Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 is believed to have gone down in eastern Ukraine."

Believed to have gone down? Some people sure are hard to convince when there's nary a smidgeon of a scandal...

7 posted on 07/18/2014 3:42:44 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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Well, after all, is is Malaysian Airlines..


8 posted on 07/18/2014 4:24:33 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: nickcarraway

So what exactly do they expect to find out from the black box? I think that it’s pretty clear what brought it down.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 4:28:39 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Really, it wasn’t a system failure on the plane. The only useful info the box may reveal is altitude and location, if they record that. Don’t know.

Knowing the Russians though, they may interject a pilot conversation on the order of,” Are the spy cameras rolling?” “ guns loaded?”


10 posted on 07/18/2014 4:43:17 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: nickcarraway

I am still dumbfounded that the idiot Malaysian airline brass would have charted a flight path over the most dangerous part of the hotbed region of Ukraine.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 5:24:10 AM PDT by montag813
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I saw something that said weather played a part in the flight move...thunder storms...fwiw


12 posted on 07/18/2014 7:18:58 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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