Malaysia Airlines #flightMH17 definitely hit from the outside, preliminary report states – an annotated infographic

A preliminary report into the causes of the MH17 tragedy has confirmed the aircraft was penetrated from outside, in line with suspicions it was shot down by either side of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The report, released by the Dutch Safety Board (DBS) who is leading the investigation, said damage found on the wreckage “appears to indicate that there were impacts from a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft” and that “the pattern of damage observed in the forward fuselage and cockpit section of the aircraft was not consistent with the damage that would be expected from any known failure mode of the aircraft, its engines or systems.”

Read the full E&T news story about the Flight MH17 preliminary report.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Flight MH17: shot down
Flight MH17: shot down
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