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MH17 Black Boxes: Statement by Minister of Transport

MEDIA RELEASE MH17 Black Boxes: Statement by Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport, Malaysia Released at 9.30am / 23 Jul 2014

"Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis.

The international investigation team, led by the Netherlands, has decided to pass the black boxes to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch for forensic analysis. It is normal procedure for black boxes to be sent for analysis to the nearest laboratory authorised by the International Civil Aviation Association.

The black boxes will therefore be flown to Farnborough, UK, accompanied by Malaysian experts and other members of the international investigation team”.

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