Netherlands: Final report on MH17 due October 13

The final report on the investigation into the disaster with Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be released on October 13th, the Dutch Safety Board announced on Thursday.

Relatives of the victims will be informed about the conclusions drawn in the investigation before the report is officially released. This will be done in a closed information meeting, to which the relatives will be invited in September.

The Dutch Safety Board will release further information on the way in which the reports will be made available to the public on a later date.

The Boeing 777 left Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on July 17, destined for Kuala Lumpur. It exploded in the skies over Eastern Ukraine after it was possibly struck with a BUK missile. All 298 people on the aircraft were killed, of which 196 were Dutch citizens.