MH17 wreckage - Dutch Safety Board report (Photo: NL Times/Zachary Newmark) - Credit: MH17 wreckage - Dutch Safety Board report (Photo: NL Times/Zachary Newmark)
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 10:55
International experts called to re-examine MH17 wreckage
According to the Public Prosecutor, this three week meeting "must lead to a significant step forward in the criminal investigation and towards legal and convincing evidence in particular". This meeting will be attended by independent experts from the countries participating in the Joint Investigation team - the Netherlands, Australia, Malaysia, Belgium and Ukraine - with expertise on metals, paints, weapon systems, explosives and ballistics, among other things. The experts will present the intermediate findings of their investigations, compare their findings and conduct further, more detailed examinations. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17th last year. All 298 people on board were killed. On October 13th, the Dutch Safety Board presented its findings in the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disaster. The Safety Board concluded that MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile system.