Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell DUP, East Londonderry

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what personnel or aircraft support the Government has recently provided following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The initial investigation into the loss over eastern Ukraine of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 with 298 passengers and crew onboard was supported by the Department’s Air Accident Investigation Branch, and they continue to play a part in the ongoing accident investigation. The Dutch authorities are now conducting a criminal investigation into the exact causes of the incident. The UK remains ready to support the Dutch authorities in their work.

Our officials have also been closely involved in work by the International Civil Aviation Organisation to allow sharing of information about the risks of overflying conflict zones. This work will be concluded in the coming months.

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