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Netherlands and Australia hold Russia accountable for MH17
June 30, 2018
Dutch and Australian governments have formally accused Russia as being responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17, which was shot down by Russian-backed separatists forces in July 2014. Both countries have informed Russian officials of plans to enter negotiations to ensure justice and closure is brought to families affected by the deaths of those on-board MH-17. The Joint Investigation team, consisting of Netherlands, Australia, Ukraine, Malaysia and Belgium are aiming to present a case to an international court in the coming months.


Cuban charter aircraft fatal accident
June 30, 2018
A Global Aerolienas Damojh (Cuba) Boeing 737-200, performing flight from Havana to Holguin on behalf of Cubana de Aviacion, was departing out of Jose Marti International Airport, when it lost height and impacted ground shortly after takeoff. Three surviving passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries, however succumbed to their injuries in the following days. As a result, all 112 occupants on board sustained fatal injuries and the aircraft was destroyed. Initial findings indicate that the flight crew had pitched the aircraft too steeply during take-off which resulted in a stall, however the official investigation is ongoing.


Second MH-370 search concludes
June 30, 2018
The last sea vessel in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-370 has departed the search zone, signalling the end of the secondary effort to locate the missing Boeing 777 aircraft. US company, Ocean Infinity, had offered to locate MH-370 for no fee after the official government backed search was terminated in 2017. Whilst no new compelling evidence was discovered, the area in which the aircraft was likely to have come down had shrunk due to additional drift analysis data.


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