What was the cause of the MH17 crash?

What was the cause of the MH17 crash?

The Dutch Safety Board has extensively investigated the crash of flight MH17. The first part of the investigation focused on the causes of the crash. The Board has aimed at providing an accurate picture of the course of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 and the causes of the crash.

When did Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash happen?

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How many people were on board Flight MH17?

On board flight MH17 there were 298 occupants, of which 193 passengers with the Dutch nationality. On Friday 18 July 2014, the Dutch Safety Board received a formal notification from Ukraine that flight MH17 had crashed and that an investigation into the causes of the crash was already underway.

Who are the suspects in the Flight 17 crash?

The most prominent suspect was Igor Girkin, whom prosecutors identified as a former colonel with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Girkin, who used the nom de guerre Strelkov, was commanding the Russian-backed forces in Donetsk, but he abruptly returned to Russia within a month of the crash of flight 17.

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Where did the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine?

The Kuala Lumpur-bound Boeing 777 airliner crashed in the eastern region of Ukraine, near the Russian border, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board.

Who are the passengers on the MH17 plane?

According to a statement published by Malaysian airlines the nationalities of the passengers on the flight were as follows: 154 Dutch; 43 citizens of Malaysia; 27 from Australia; 12 from Indonesia; 10 from the United Kingdom; 4 each from Germany and Belgium; 3 from the Philippines; and one from Canada.

Who are the victims of MH17 in Australia?

“This is a sad and tragic day, not just for Victorians but for all people and all nations,” he said. Three West Australian children Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis Maslin, 8, who were travelling with their grandfather Nick Norris are among the youngest victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.