According to the OSCE security and rights organization, its monitors reached the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Eastern Ukraine, accompanied by Australian and Dutch experts. This happened on Thursday, 2 weeks after flight MH17 went down.
The team that initially reached the crash site includes 4 Australian and Dutch experts. A new access route was used as compared to the last time the OSCE monitors reached the MH17 crash site.
This team is not the full one that will be in charge of analyzing the remains. It is just a reconnaissance convoy that tried to reach a new route. The full team includes 12 Australian experts and 38 Dutch experts.
Pro-Russian rebels control the MH17 crash site. Malaysian officials received the cockpit voice recorders and flight data (the plane’s black boxes) on July 22. However, an analysis of the site is necessary.
Due to local fighting in the area, the team was unable to reach the crash site for a 4th straight day. After the reconnaissance convoy, the full team is expected to follow soon.