The salvage mission in eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed last year, has been completed. The last seven coffins are expected to arrive at Eindhoven airport at 16:00 on Saturday afternoon. From there they will be transported with the usual ceremony.
Pathologist George Maat, who caused quite a bit of controversy by showing pictures of MH17 victims during a lecture on the identification process on Wednesday, has been put out of the forensic team
A member of the MH17 victims identification team, forensic anthropologist and paleopathologist George Maat, revealed graphic photos and confidential details while giving a lecture on the identification process on Wednesday. The lecture was open to anyone interested, and has sparked outraged comments from all sides.
The restarted MH17 repatriation mission is going well, despite being hampered by the wet and windy weather. The team has found some mortal remains as well as personal belongings such as passports, jewelry and photos, mission leader Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg reported on Wednesday.
A digital catalog containing photographs of MH17 victims' personal belongings will be made available to the victims' families on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. Those who recognize something belonging to a family member will then be able to claim it.
On Thursday Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice had a meeting with representatives of the countries who had passengers on flight MH17. The meeting took place in the margins of the cyber conference at the World Forum in The Hague.
The Russian radar images of flight MH17 do not show a fighter jet. That is the conclusion of four experts in the field of radar and air traffic control, NOS reports. Shortly after the disaster Moscow suggested that MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian SU-25, based on radar images.
It seems that pieces of flight MH17 wreckage has turned up in a museum in Russia, RTL reports.
Roughly 300 different people contacted the public prosecutor's office claiming to have information about the perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year. The flight, which left Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur, was presumably brought down by a Russian made surface-to-air BUK missile, leading the prosecutor's office to appeal to the public in multiple languages for witness testimony.
Investigators and salvage crews are returning to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site again next week in Eastern Ukraine to ensure the recovery of the last human remains, personal belongings of the victims and fragments of the plane, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher announced on Friday. For the first time, the team can access the northwest area of the crash site where they could not work until now for safety reasons caused by the ongoing battle between the Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist forces, Asscher said after the cabinet meeting.
The government has received more than 300 responses to last week's internationally distributed call for witnesses in the flight MH17 investigation, De Telegraaf reports.
Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, has released hundreds of documents regarding the flight MH17 disaster after news agencies NOS, RTL Nieuws and Volkskrant appealed to the Freedom of Information Act.
The parents of Saskia Jacobs, who died of an overdose, claim their daughter was deliberately drugged by her girlfriend at the time during a "wild lesbian sex party" a year ago, according to RTVNH. The official cause of death says Saskia dying of an overdose of GHB, but the parents see this as an unlikely event.
In contrast to the belief that many airlines avoided the airspace over eastern Ukraine in the months before the MH17 disaster due to the conflict between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists, flights over the area actually increased in that time.
According to the Public Prosecutor, the Dutch investigation team that is coordinating the investigation into the downing of flight MH17, will soon be going to Russia to look for evidence
One of the persons that the Dutch Public Prosecutor suspects was involved in the downing of flight MH17 has been recognized by Ukraine as a Russian intelligence officer, NRC reports. This is the first concrete evidence of senior Russian soldiers or senior soldiers being involved in the attack.
The Public Prosecutor has called on witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen anything involving a BUK missile in the days before and after the MH17 crash on July 17th last year.
A Dutch investigation team on Tuesday and Wednesday salvaged more victims' remains and personal belongings from the MH17 crash site in Grabovo, eastern Ukraine, the Dutch government stated in a press release. The team of defense and police personnel returned to the site last week to continue their repatriation mission.
Forensic investigators have identified another MH17 victim at the Korporaal Van Oudheusden barracks in Hilversum. This leaves only two unidentified passengers, both of Dutch nationality.
A 12 member team consisting of Defense employees, police employees and a member of the Dutch Safety Board is on their way to the Ukraine. The team's goal is to make preparations for the Dutch repatriation mission, which resumes in April.
Two survivors of victims of the MH17 disaster pleaded that investigators return to the crash site on RTL Late Night last night.
The first clear evidence of Malaysian Airlines plane Boeing 777, flight MH17 shot down by a Russian BUK missile can be seen in a forensic investigation commissioned by RTL Nieuws claims. Correspondent Jeroen Akkermans took a number of fragments for investigation from the crash site last November and shipped the fragments for examination at an independent institute.
Photos taken in a secure area of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 surfaced today on Ukrainian website Censor.net.ua. The photos show parts of the aircraft not yet meant to be seen by the public or journalists, like the cockpit, the Dutch Safety Board confirmed to The Post Online.