MH17 black box data now downloaded
Dutch investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 have said that they had downloaded data from the black box flight recorder and that it had not been tampered with.
"No evidence or indications of manipulation of the recorder was found," the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) said in a statement on Thursday.
"The data was successfully downloaded and the flight data recorder contained valid data of the flight," it said.
The OVV said on Wednesday that it had successfully downloaded recordings from the black box cockpit voice recorder.
The recorders, salvaged from the plane wreckage in eastern Ukraine, are being analysed at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch headquarters in Farnborough, southwest of London. [AFP]