Friday, September 12, 2014 - 13:22
Dutch police recover metal fragments from MH17 bodies
One part of the forensic investigation into the MH17 plane crash in the Ukraine focuses on 25 metal fragments that were found on bodies of passengers and baggage. The investigation is examining where these particles came from. From the aircraft itself, from luggage or from a source external to the aircraft such as the missile, says Patricia Zorko of the national police Friday during a press conference. Zorko is leading the criminal investigation done by the police and justice after the disaster. According to Zorko currently about 500 physical traces have been secured, including 25 metal fragments. Chief prosecutor Fred Westerbeke of the national prosecutor says that the Public Prosecutor is very willing to prosecute the parties responsible for the MH17 plane crash in the Netherlands. The Public Prosecutor in the Netherlands is leading the international crime investigation into those responsible for the disaster. The Public Prosecutor began the investigation in order to identify and prosecute the culprits immediately after the disaster. At the start of the investigation police and justice considered four scenarios: an accident, a terrorist attack from inside the plane, an attack from the ground or an attack from the air. According to Weterbeke a missile fired from the ground seems like the most likely scenario as the cause of the crash.