Investigators Seek Local Help to Reach MH17 Wreckage in East Ukraine

November 7, 2014 2:52 PM

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AMSTERDAM — Accident investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine have said they will probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection.

The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred angry mutual accusation between Moscow and the West over who was responsible. Investigators have had little access to the site, which is under rebel control.

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