Malaysian Boeing wreckage may be taken to Netherlands by end of next week

All collected fragments of Malaysia Airline flight MH17, which crashed in the Donetsk region in July 2014, will be taken from Kharkov to the Netherlands by the end of next week.

All collected fragments of Malaysia Airline flight MH17, which crashed in the Donetsk region in July 2014, will be taken from Kharkov to the Netherlands by the end of next week.

This statement was made by deputy head of the Dutch search mission in Ukraine Hans van der Veen at a meeting of the Kharkov region state administration, the administration's press service reported.

Twelve train cars loaded with wreckage from flight MH17 are in safe storage at a railway station in Kharkiv, according to Kharkov region state administration economy and international relations department head Viktor Kovalenko. In all, 650 cubic meters of wreckage have been collected by experts. Their transportation to the Netherlands will require 16 trucks.

Neither Polish nor German rail companies have shown an interest in transporting the plane wreckage, so it has been decided to transport the plane fragments by road. A large part of the plane's wing will be the first shipment, van der Veen said.

According to van der Veen, all fragments of the Boeing 777 that have been found will be sent from Kharkiv to the Netherlands by the end of next week. The wreckage will be used in the reconstruction of the airplane, which will help determine the cause of the crash.

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