First report into cause of MH17 crash to be published today

Wreckage from the nose section of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane which was downed on Thursday is seen near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014. World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT DISASTER CIVIL UNREST)

London: For those interested in knowing what exactly happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and how it crashed, there will be a report published on Tuesday by international investigators.

According to Sky News, the team of investigators has spent the last 15 months examining the shooting down of the Boeing 777 over Ukraine in which 298 people were killed.

The report will lay emphasis on four aspects of the crash, the cause, the extent to which the passengers on board were conscious of the crash, the issue of flying over conflict areas and, finally, the question over why Dutch victims’ relatives had to wait two to four days before receiving confirmation from Dutch authorities that their loved ones were on board.

The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in Ukraine on 17 July 2014.

(with inputs from ANI)

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