'Complex' Ukraine situation delays MH17 crash report
Published on Aug 7, 2014 2:24 AM
THE HAGUE (AFP) - The "complex" situation in the eastern Ukraine means investigators will miss the deadline to file a preliminary report into the cause of flight MH17's crash, the Dutch team leading the probe said on Wednesday.
International regulations require investigators to file an initial report with the UN's International Civil Aviation Authority within 30 days of an accident.
"We won't make it in 30 days. The preliminary safety report will take a while still," said Sara Vernooij, spokeswoman of the Dutch Safety Board (OVV), which is leading the international investigation.
"The reason for the delay is because it's a very complex situation in Ukraine right now," she told AFP.
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