AMSTERDAM, July 23 The Dutch Safety Board said
on Wednesday it had taken charge of an international
investigation into the crash last week in Ukraine of a
Malaysian airliner in which 298 people died, the majority from
In a statement, the authority said it would coordinate a
team of 24 investigators from Ukraine, Malaysia, Germany, the
United States, the United Kingdom and Russia and the
International Civil Aviation Organisation. It said four Dutch
investigators were operating in Ukraine.
The authority said it would look at whether the Boeing 777's
black box flight data recorders had been tampered with. It said
it would also conduct separate investigations into the
decision-making processes behind flight routes and the
availability of passenger lists.
(Reporting By Thomas Escritt, editing by John Stonestreet)