SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Dutch investigators say Malaysian plane crashed over eastern Ukraine caused by “a large number of high energy objects” from outside the aircraft.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over eastern Ukraine in July, broke up in mid-air “as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside”, according to a preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board (DSB).
The report said there was no evidence of technical faults or an emergency situation prior to the crash, which killed all 298 of its passengers. The flight proceeded as normal until coming to an abrupt end at 1.20pm on July 17, according to the report, and the flight’s cockpit voice recorder gave no evidence of warning tones or an emergency situation in the cockpit prior to the break-up of the aircraft.
But its report says that the pattern of wreckage on the ground, studied in images of the crash scene, suggests that the aircraft split into pieces during flight. A seperate criminal investigation – the largest of its kind in Dutch history – is being carried out by investigators at the Hague. A full report from the DSB is expected around the middle of next year.