Russia, plane crash flight MH17: data provided by Moscow ignored?
Too selective approach?
According to a news that appeared today on "Radio Sputnik" an impressive amount of important data provided by Russia to the Netherlands on the case of the Malaysian Boeing plane crashed in 2014 (flight MH17 - see AVIONEWS), has been ignored by investigation teams. In a Moscow report it would appear: "Despite Russia's refusal to become a member of the Joint Investigative Group, the Federation has actively contributed to the investigation since the first day of the tragedy and in recent years has given Dutch colleagues a great deal of data related to the crash. Unfortunately, most of this information would have been ignored by the investigative team which took an overly selective evidence-based approach".
In 2014, a Malaysia Airlines B-777/200ER aircraft, while flying over the eastern part of Ukraine, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, a weapon used at the time by both the Russian and Ukrainian armed forces. All 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers were killed. The airplane ceased contacts with air traffic control bodies about 50 km from the border between Ukraine and Russia crashed near the villages of Hrabove, Rozsypne and Petropavlivka in the Donetsk Oblast, in a territory at that time controlled by pro-Russian separatists during the war. With a press release of July 20 Malaysia Airlines announced that the code MH17, would be withdrawn out of respect for the victims of the disaster and replaced on July 25 with the MH19-AMS/KUL.
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