Malaysia Airlines MH17: Dutch Safety Board assigned by Ukraine released preliminary report indicating plan was hit by numerous objects
Monitoring Desk: The Dutch Safety Board that is assigned by the government of Ukraine to investigate MH17 crash has issued its preliminary report on Tuesday September 9, 2014.
The government of Ukraine assigned and delegated the investigation to the Dutch Board therefore the credibility of report is in question because Ukraine is accused in this accident for hitting the Flight MH17 by its jet fighters. While Ukraine government and European Union claim that there is strong evidence that pro-Russian separatists shot down the plane with an anti-aircraft system known as Buk.
The report indicates that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 aircraft broke up in mid-air after being hit by “numerous objects” indicating that unidentified objects “pierced the plane at high velocity”.
The plane was flying from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in rebel-held territory eastern Ukraine on July 17th. All 298 people on board the flight died when the plane came down, amid reports it was shot down by pro-Russian rebels.
Pattern of damage
As yet it has not been possible to conduct a detailed study of the wreckage. However, the available images show that the pieces of wreckage were pierced in numerous places. The pattern of damage to the aircraft fuselage and the cockpit is consistent with that which may be expected from a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside. It’s likely that this damage resulted in a loss of structural integrity of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight break up. This also explains the abrupt end to the data registration on the recorders, the simultaneous loss of contact with air traffic control and the aircraft’s disappearance from radar.