Netherlands prepares draft final report on MH17 crash

13:55, 02 July 2015
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The Dutch Safety Board has prepared the draft final report on the MH17 crash, Ukrainian newspaper Europeiska Pravda wrote on Thursday.


The document announces the progress of the investigation into the MH17 crash a year after the plane was downed in Donbas.

The draft report will be sent to all the states participating in the investigation of the crash, the Dutch Safety Board said. However, the details of the report are not disclosed.

The participating states are expected to send their comments within 60 days.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed in Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. There is mounting evidence the plane was shot down by a powerful Buk-M anti-aircraft missile system. All 298 people on board were killed. Most of the passengers, 194, were Dutch citizens, while 43 people, including all of the aircraft's crew, were citizens of Malaysia.

The plane crashed near Shakhtarsk in Donetsk region, in an area controlled by Russian-backed militants.

The bodies of the crash victims were transferred to the Netherlands for forensic medical examination and identification.

On July 24, Ukraine delegated the investigation of the aircraft crash to the Netherlands. 

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