What do we know about Flight MH17 – separating facts from fiction

Espresso with Pavel

The father of a victim of MH17 told me:

I will never get my daughter back but at least I want to know who did this to us!

These are the confirmed facts about Flight MH17:

  1. Flight MH17 departed on 17/07/2014 from Schiphol in the Netherlands on a flight to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia with 15 crewmembers and 283 passengers.
  2. At 13:20:03 the flight recorders stopped recording and the crew stopped responding to the calls from ATC at Ukrainian and Russian side.
  3. Flight MH17 crashed near Torez in Donetsk Oblast, killing all crewmembers and passengers.
  4. Flight MH17 was flying in unrestricted airspace in which 3 other commercial aircrafts where flying at the moment of the incident.
  5. Ukraine, responsible for the investigation according to ICAO rules, delegated the investigation to The Netherlands which is handled by the Dutch Safety Board.
  6. There is a Non-Disclosure-Agreement between the Governments of Ukraine, The Netherlands, Belgium…

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