Pro-Russian separatists within Eastern Ukraine claimed on Thursday that they found the “black box” flight data recorder from the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to Reuters.

While unconfirmed, some reports indicate that the airliner may have been downed by a Buk surface-to-air missile.

All 295 passengers and crew members onboard the Boeing 777 were killed after the airliner crashed near the city of Donetsk, Ukraine.

A woman, who said her name was Noraini and that she believed a relative of hers was on Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17, cries as she waits for more information about the crashed plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. The Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. Photo: REUTERS/Samsul Said

According to Interfax, the separatist plan to turn over the black box to Russian authorities.


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