Malaysia to Take Custody of Black Boxes and Bodies from Flight 17
Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday that the two black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines 777 will be turned over to Malaysian officials and that the country will take custody of the victims’ bodies as well.
Prime Minister Najib Razak said that his country has held behind-the-scenes discussions with “those in charge of the MH17 crash site” and those led to the announcement. He emphasized the importance of “recovering the remains of those who lost their lives” in the attack.
The bodies of the victims will be flown to Amsterdam Monday evening for forensic identification and then returned to their families. The transfer of the flight data recorder and voice recorder will happen in Donetsk, Ukraine, also on Monday.
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