Dutch Investigators Leave MH17 Crash Site

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August 11, 2014

Dutch Safety Board MH17Investigators from the Netherlands have been pulled away from the site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in eastern Ukraine. The Dutch Safety Board, which has taken charge of the crash investigation, said there is little left for them to learn at the site.

Investigators were given few opportunities to visit the MH17 crash site due to instability in the region and poor supervision. Only a select few investigators were able to briefly visit the site in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash on July 17. The Boeing 777 aircraft is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired by pro-Russian separatists. Most of the crash victims were Dutch.

The Dutch Safety Board said in a statement that the investigation will continue in The Hague.

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