Wreckage MH17 underway towards Kharkov

The recovered wreckage from flight MH17 is underway towards Kharkov. The train with wreckage on board departed from Torez this morning and has 12 train wagons. A few parts of wreckage were too big  for  transport by train and arrived in Kharkov by truck yesterday.

When the wreckage has arrived in Kharkov, transportation to the Netherlands will be prepaired. At this point it can not be said when and in what way this transport will be carried out.

The recovered wreckage from flight MH17 is underway towards Kharkov. The train with wreckage on board departed from Torez this morning and has 12 train wagons. A few parts of wreckage were too big  for  transport by train and arrived in Kharkov by truck yesterday.

When the wreckage has arrived in Kharkov, transportation to the Netherlands will be prepaired. At this point it can not be said when and in what way this transport will be carried out.

With the transport from Torez to Kharkov, last weeks recoveryoperation has ended. After a considerable period of planning, the actual recovery of wreckage started sunday November 16th. In the week following as many wreckage relevant for the investigation as possible was recovered, all within the realms of possibility at the crashsite. Despite the complex circumstances and local safetysituation, the team was able to work as planned  under the guidance of OSCE. The team was supported by local services and the work was done in good cooperation.

Although this recovery operation has ended, there is still wreckage left at the crashsite. Mostly smaller pieces of wreckage with no value for the investigation. Local services will remove those pieces of wreckage from the crashsite, as the recoveryteam agreed upon.