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  • Malaysian Air Flight MH17: Families of victims say World Cup in Russia is ‘under a dark shadow’

    06/14/2018 11:33:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    The West Australian ^ | 2018 | Ben Anderson
    The families of Australian victims of the MH17 tragedy have written a heartbreaking open letter warning soccer fans this year's World Cup in Russia is “under a dark shadow”. In May, prosecutors investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 say they identified the missile used to shoot down the plane as coming from a Russian military unit. All aboard died, two thirds of them Dutch and 38 of them Australian residents. “That a sophisticated weapon belonging to the Russian Army was dispatched and used to shoot down a civilian aircraft should be of grave...
  • US has 'complete confidence' in probe conclusion that Russian missile downed MH17

    05/25/2018 9:28:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | May 24, 2018 | Josh Delk
    The U.S. is affirming new findings from investigators linking the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane to the Russian military. The State Department said Thursday that it has "complete confidence" in the Dutch-led probe that determined Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 had been shot down using a missile launcher from a Russian anti-aircraft brigade. Investigators announced findings from the long-running probe on Thursday, nearly four years after the plane carrying 298 passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, went down over Crimea, a Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia. "We recall the UN Security Council’s demand that 'those responsible …...
  • Investigators: Buk Missile From Russian Antiaircraft Brigade Downed MH17

    05/24/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    A Dutch-led international criminal investigation has concluded that the Buk missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade. The Joint Investigative Team (JIT), comprising authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, made the announcement at a press conference on May 24 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. MH17 was shot down over the conflict zone in Ukraine's Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The JIT "has come to the conclusion that the Buk-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from the 53rd Antiaircraft Missile...
  • Smolensk crash: Explosions on board before plane hit ground, investigator says

    02/06/2018 4:13:42 PM PST · by annalex · 43 replies
    Sky News ^ | Saturday 03 February 2018 | Lisa Holland
    A British air accident investigator has told Sky News he believes there were explosions on board a plane before it crashed eight years ago, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski. Frank Taylor's findings challenge the original reports of authorities The wreckage after the crash in April 2010
  • MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say

    09/28/2016 10:55:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 28 September 2016 | BBC
    International prosecutors say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile that had come from Russia. They also narrowed down the area it was fired from to a field in territory controlled by Russian-backed rebels. All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
  • MH17 Victims: Parents Whose 3 Children Died In Crash Welcome Baby Girl

    05/15/2016 5:41:26 AM PDT · by xp38 · 9 replies
    An Australian couple who lost three kids when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down in 2014 has some happy news: they have welcomed a baby girl. Perth parents Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris’ kids – Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis, 8 – were flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when their plane was shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. The three kids were killed, along with their maternal grandfather Nick Norris.
  • Research group: images of twenty Russians responsible for downing MH17

    01/03/2016 3:52:43 PM PST · by annalex · 22 replies
    Dutch Public Broadcasting ^ | 1/2/2016 | Jikke Zijlstra, Michael Smit
    Research group: images of twenty Russians responsible for downing MH17 The number of people in the picture for the downing of flight MH17 is reduced to twenty Russian soldiers. They know which of them on July 17 2014 the Buk missile fired at the unit of Malaysia Airlines. That says Eliot Higgins, founder of the international collective research Bellingcat in an interview with NOS. The network of citizen journalists urged through social media and other public Internet resources on the military. A comprehensive report containing their names and photographs has Bellingcat two weeks ago given to the Dutch Public Prosecution...
  • Donald Trump says Russia isn't to blame for MH17, despite evidence

    10/20/2015 6:56:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    cnn.com ^ | CNN | Tal Kopan and Jim Sciutto
    Donald Trump says Russia isn't to blame for MH17, despite evidence Jim Sciutto-Profile-Image By Tal Kopan and Jim Sciutto, CNN Updated 12:21 PM ET, Thu October 15, 2015 | Video Source: CNN Washington (CNN)—Donald Trump doesn't believe there is enough evidence to blame pro-Russian separatists for last year's downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine -- despite the fact that the U.S. intelligence community believes "with confidence" that pro-Russian separatists shot it down. "That's a horrible thing that happened," he said. "It's disgusting and disgraceful but Putin and Russia say they didn't do it, the other side said they did,...
  • Final report MH17. Dutch Safety Board: Buk surface-to-air missile system caused MH17 crash

    10/16/2015 6:21:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Dutch Safety Board ^ | 13 October 2015 | Dutch Safety Board
    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. Download press release
  • MH17 Crash - English Spoken

    10/16/2015 6:21:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 13, 2015 | Dutch Safety Board
    Video about the Dutch Safety Board’s investigation into the causes of the crash of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 in the eastern part of Ukraine and the Board’s investigation into flying over conflict zones. The video was based on the Dutch Safety Board’s investigation reports, which were published on 13 October 2015.
  • How Dutch Investigators Rebuffed Russia’s Alternative MH17 Theories

    10/16/2015 6:21:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | October 13, 2015 | Mike Eckel and Carl Schreck
    Dutch investigators repeatedly rebuffed Russian efforts to insert alternative theories into an authoritative report about the July 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over eastern Ukraine, according to documents released along with the anxiously awaited report on October 13. Appendices published (here and here) with the Dutch Safety Board’s report show that Russia attempted to convince investigators to invoke "other scenarios," such as the possibility that Flight MH17 was struck by an air-to-air missile. Critics have accused Moscow of floating the air-to-air-missile and other theories in order to deflect attention from substantial evidence indicating the Boeing 777 was...
  • The Russian People Saw A Strikingly Different Picture Of MH17 Findings

    10/16/2015 6:21:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | October 14, 2015 | Tom Balmforth
    MOSCOW -- As Western media broadcast somber footage from a darkened room in the Netherlands dominated by an assembly of dented, shrapnel-riddled pieces of a passenger jet shot down over Ukraine’s conflict zone last year, the pictures on Russian TV on October 13 were dramatically different. [....] On their front pages and Internet sites, Russian media moved headlines that seemed aimed at absolving Moscow of any of the blame for the downing of Malasyia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on July 17, 2014, on territory held by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. “Experts Say MH17 Might Have Been Downed By...
  • MH17 report suggests efforts were made to cover up causes of disaster

    10/13/2015 1:32:20 PM PDT · by Agog · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/13/2015
    The long-awaited Dutch report into the shooting down of flight MH17 suggests attempts were made to cover up the causes of the disaster, including a bungled autopsy on the body of the captain in which metal fragments from a Buk missile were deliberately removed. *** The report by the Dutch safety board said that more than 120 objects, “mostly metal fragments”, were found in the body of the first officer, who had sustained “multiple fractures”.. When Dutch experts identified the captain’s body they found it had already “undergone an external and internal examination to remove foreign objects”. Despite apparent attempts...
  • Flight MH17 shot down by Russian-built Buk missile, Dutch report says

    10/13/2015 7:38:14 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 58 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/13 | By Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling
    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.
  • MH17 report 2015: Families warned of its ‘distressing’ nature as it could change the way we fly

    10/13/2015 2:00:27 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 17 replies
    News.com.au ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2015 | Robyn Ironside
    Data from black boxes, satellite imagery and photos from the crash site were expected to feature throughout the report and findings would be “based on objective analysis of available evidence”, the briefing note said. “The purpose of the report is to determine the cause of the accident, not identify who was responsible,” it said. The online sharing tool was launched in April, giving airlines up to date information about the airspace status of countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Egypt, Yemen and Mali. Other recommendations by the taskforce regarding conflict zone risk, included a comprehensive review of existing requirements...
  • Almaz-Antey Launches Next Generation Buk Missile Into Development (MH17 killer)

    08/12/2015 3:38:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Russian arms manufacturer says it has begun work on the next generation of the Buk medium-range advanced defense missile system. The V.V. Tikhomirova Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design announced on Tuesday that work has begun on the development of new versions of the Buk self-propelled medium-range surface-to-air missile system. "The management of Almaz-Antey, our parent company, has given us the task of working out a proposal for the further development of the Buk air defense missile system," Yuriy Beliy, NIIP's general director, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. "With Almaz-Antey, we will present our proposals to the Ministry of...
  • MH17: 'Russian missile parts' at Ukraine crash site

    08/11/2015 11:44:29 AM PDT · by moose07 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 Aug 2015 | Jonathan Marcus,
    Fragments of a suspected Russian missile system have been found at the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands say. They say the parts, possibly from a Buk surface-to-air system, are "of particular interest" and could help show who was behind the crash. But they say they have not proved their "causal connection" with the crash. MH17 crashed on land held by Russian-backed rebels in July 2014, killing all 298 on board. There were 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members on the Malaysian Airlines airliner. About two-thirds of those who died were Dutch nationals,...
  • Never-before-seen footage reveals Russian-backed rebels arriving at..wreckage of MH17 [Video@Link]

    07/16/2015 4:40:06 PM PDT · by Krosan · 101 replies
    News.com.au [VIDEO AT LINK] ^ | 17.07.2015 | News.com.au
    RUSSIAN-backed rebels in Ukraine’s east believed they had shot down a Ukraine Airforce fighter jet as disturbing new footage shows them ransacking the luggage of passengers and crew from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. A year ago today, 298 passengers and crew including 38 Australian citizens and residents died aboard the Kuala Lumpur bound commercial flight after it was shot down over east Ukraine, 40km from the Russian border. Much footage exists particularly on the internet of the aftermath of the downed airliner, smouldering over three main wreckage sites about the rebel stronghold of the embattled Dontesk region. But, after a...
  • Russia Doctored Photos in Shooting Down of Airliner, Report Finds

    06/01/2015 3:23:56 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 31 May 15 | PATRICK REEVELL
    A new independent report finds that Russia doctored photos to implicate the Ukrainian military in the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner MH17 last July, casting doubt on Russian claims that neither separatists armed by Russia nor its own military were to blame for the disaster. The report is the latest by the independent analysis group, Bellingcat, which has been using open source material -- often video and photos posted on social media -- to provide hard evidence that Russia has been sending troops and weapons into eastern Ukraine to support rebels there, despite denials from the Kremlin. MH17 was...
  • Forensic Analysis of Satellite Images Released by the Russian Ministry of Defense

    05/31/2015 10:51:23 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 7 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | May 2015 | Bellingcat
    This is a recent report put out by Bellingcat which shows that the Russkies photoshopped their alleged evidence of Ukrainians shooting down MH17. This had been debunked through other means, for example, that the Ukrainian SU25, which was one of the possible culprits for this, is a ground attack plane that is too slow and can't reach the altitude the Russkies were claiming. Subsequently the Russkies got into a Wikipedia war trying to upgrade the SU-25 on the internet in order to fool stupid people. Nevertheless, if you still need more, this report goes into great detail showing that the...