A convoy of trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster arrived at a Dutch military base as the official investigation into the cause of the plane's destruction continues. (Dec. 9)
A convoy of eight trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster has arrived at a Dutch military base, as the official investigation into the cause of the plane's destruction continues.
Flight MH17 was shot down on July 17 over territory held by pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew - most of them Dutch.
The Dutch-led international team investigating the disaster initially had difficulty accessing the disaster site due to clashes between rival forces.
The remains of six victims have yet to be found.
Now that the wreckage is at the Gilze-Rijen military base in the south of the Netherlands, investigators will photograph, scan and categorise the wreckage. They plan later to reassemble part of the Boeing 777 in a hangar, a procedure described by Tjibbe Joustra, Chairman of the Dutch safety board, as "laborious".
A final report on the downing of the jet is hoped to be ready by the middle of next year.