Dutch News

6 December 2014

The first MH17 wreckage is set to arrive in the Netherlands tomorrow, or latest Tuesday. The first transport to the Netherlands comprises several sealed trucks and two covered low-loaders. Upon arrival at the air force base Gilze-Rijen, the transport will be unloaded in accordance with a fixed protocol and all wreckage components will be photographed, scanned and categorized following a fixed procedure. Next of kin who wish to do so may attend the arrival of the first wreckage.

The investigation of the wreckage and preparation for the reconstruction will then take place in a designated hangar cleared especially for this purpose. Access to the facilities will be restricted to the investigators for the duration of the activities. The Dutch Safety Board today informed next of kin that they will later be offered an opportunity to view parts of the wreckage. This is expected to be scheduled for next year, in view of the urgent need to launch the investigation.
Next of kin who wish to do so may attend the arrival of the first wreckage transport at the air force base. The arrival of the wreckage at the air force base will not be of a ceremonial character and those attending will not be permitted to be present during the opening or unloading of the trucks. The exact date and time of the arrival of the transport is not yet known. The Dutch Safety Board will announce this information in good time to allow the media to record the moment of arrival. The media will not be allowed on the air force base or during the opening and unloading of the trucks.

Source: Dutch Safety Board



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