Transport of wreckage from MH17 to the Netherlands

The wreckage from flight MH17 recovered in the disaster area on instructions of the Dutch Safety Board will be loaded on trucks and transported to the Netherlands during the coming week. Once it has arrived in the Netherlands, the wreckage will be stored and investigated at the Gilze Rijen Air Base. This is also the location where part of the aircraft will be reconstructed.

The wreckage from flight MH17 recovered in the disaster area on instructions of the Dutch Safety Board will be loaded on trucks and transported to the Netherlands during the coming week. Once it has arrived in the Netherlands, the wreckage will be stored and investigated at the Gilze Rijen Air Base. This is also the location where part of the aircraft will be reconstructed.
 
The transport of the wreckage has been prepared  by the Ministry of Defence, and the first trucks will be loaded today. After loading, the trucks will depart for the Netherlands in separate convoys over the course of the week. The first of these convoys will arrive at the Gilze Rijen Air Base next week. The exact date will be announced later.
 
Logistics specialists from the Ministry of Defence have considered the pros and cons of the various options for transporting the wreckage, and have concluded that the most efficient method under the present circumstances is to transport the wreckage to the Netherlands by road.
 
Some time before the actual arrival next week, the Dutch Safety Board will announce when the first convoy of trucks is expected to arrive in Gilze Rijen.