A convoy of eight trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster has arrived at a Dutch military base, as the official investigation into the cause of the plane's destruction continues.

Flight 17 was shot down July 17 over territory held by pro-Russia rebels in Eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew — most of them Dutch. The Dutch-led international team investigating the disaster initially had difficulty accessing the disaster site due to clashes between Ukrainian and rebel forces, and remains of six victims have yet to be found.

Investigators working at the Gilze-Rijen military base in the south of the Netherlands will further photograph, scan and categorize the wreckage. They plan later to reassemble part of the Boeing 777 in a hangar.