Tuesday 13 October 2015

Dutch Safety Board Release Final Report and Conclude MH17 Brought Down by BUK Missile System

The Dutch Safety board has today released its final report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The DSB held a presentation for the media about its findings at the Gilze-Rijen military base in the Netherlands.

The crash of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system. So says the investigation report published by the Dutch Safety Board today. Moreover, it is clear that Ukraine already had sufficient reason to close the airspace over the eastern part of Ukraine as a precaution before 17 July 2014. None of the parties involved recognised the risk posed to overflying civil aircraft by the armed conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine.
Below is a video segment from the live presentation.

Below is a short video created by the DSB describing the events of MH17.

Final Report (279pp PDF)

Additional Appendices can be downloaded on this DSB webpage.

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