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Video: MH17 Crash Report Released By Dutch Safety Board

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:04:11 Z)

The Dutch Safety Board just released this video about the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine last year in which 298 people died. The video comes with a full report which can be downloaded here. The report concludes the plane was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile but stops short of naming the people who launched it.


Image: crash report from the 'Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid (Dutch Safety Board)'

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