Malaysia Air Crash Investigation Delayed

Effort to Secure Crash Site Stalls

By Paul Riegler on 27 July 2014
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DSC_0505Fighting and legal issues are delaying plans for investigators to arrive at the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines.

One team of four Dutch forensic experts had reached the crash site last week but announced plans to leave due to heavy fighting in the region.  Another team, this one larger, attempted to travel to Donetsk but was not able to continue to the site.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, the leader of a large forensic mission said that his group would not commence travel to the crash site for at least five days.  Jan Tuinder, the leader of the Dutch group, said that the Ukrainian parliament first had to vote on Thursday to create a “legal basis” that allows international investigators to have access to the crash site.

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman told reporters at a news conference on Friday that the action by Parliament could happen “next week.”

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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