Flight MH17 shot down by Russian-built Buk missile, Dutch report says

by THOMAS ESCRITT AND TOBY STERLING | Reuters  |  published on October 14, 2015

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded on Tuesday in its final report on the crash in July 2014 that killed all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch.

But the long-awaited findings of the board, which was not empowered to address questions of responsibility, did not point the finger at any group or party for launching the missile.

A bitter war was raging in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces when the aircraft was downed and, amid a huge international outcry, many Western experts and governments immediately blamed the rebels.

  • steven_1948

    Really, I already knew that. Only two possibilities could have obilerated an aircraft so completely, a bomb or missile.

  • carpkiller

    Russian and U.S. missles get fired every day all over the world. Uncountable groups have them.

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