The Dutch safety team leading the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has given permission for wreckage at the crash site to be moved.
The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) said it had granted a request from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
The DSB said: “This is in order to be able to salvage the remaining victims. The moving of the wreckage will be carried out by local parties.
“The DSB considers it of the utmost importance that as many victims as possible can be returned to the Netherlands so that they can be identified and returned to their next of kin.”
The board’s announcement came as two more military planes headed for Holland with the remains of victims of the disaster in eastern Ukraine.
Yesterday two military aircraft arrived in the Dutch town of Eindhoven with the first of the bodies from the crash in which 298 people, including 10 Britons and more than 190 Dutch, were killed.
As today’s two military flights headed away from the crash site, members of the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), with international crash experts, continued to examine the black box flight data recorder from the Boeing plane.
The examination was being carried out on at the AAIB’s headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire.
Yesterday, the team at Farnborough examined the plane’s black box cockpit voice recorder (CVR) which, although damaged, was successfully downloaded.
The DSB has received the information from the CVR and has said it contains “valid data from the flight”.