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Malaysian Flight: International Investigators Arrive Scene Of Disaster


The site of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 (Boeing 777) crash on Thursday is currently playing host to the team of the international investigators, from the Organization for the Security and co-operation in Europe (OSCE) after being given access by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Not less than 30 of OSCE staff have arrived via helicopter the scene of the crash, near the Grabovo village, which over 250 passengers on board perished.

The ill-fated aircraft was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, when it was shot by the Ukrainian fighters and fell between Krasni Luch in Luhansk region and Shakhtarsk in the neighbouring region of Donetsk. The two sides in Ukraine’s civil conflict have accused each other of firing the missiles, which brought down the passenger aircraft.

The latest manifest of the dead included189 Dutch nationals, 27 Australians, 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew), 12 Indonesians and 9 Britons. Among the causality confirmed so far was the famous Dutch researcher, Joep Lange

Thursday flight disaster brought to two similar ordeal suffered by Malaysia this year as Flight MH370 in March disappeared en route from Malaysia to China. Its whereabouts till now remains unknown.

Meanwhile, world leaders have condemned the circumstances that led to the crash.




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