Malaysia Airlines #FlightMH17 shot down by Russian-made Buk missile – an annotated infographic

The Dutch Safety Board has released its final report into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn Ukraine, which has concluded that a Russian-built Buk missile took down the plane. The question of who fired the missile and thus who is to blame for the tragedy remains unresolved. Dutch prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation to find the perpetrators. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Advertisements Continue reading Malaysia Airlines #FlightMH17 shot down by Russian-made Buk missile – an annotated infographic

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

Malaysia Airlines #MH17 – airlines ban flights over trouble hot spots – an annotated infographic

Airlines around the world are addressing global trouble spots by cancelling or rerouting flights to avoid them. A new sense of urgency is being displayed in dealing with global trouble spots, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. U.S. and European airlines have already cancelled flights to Israel’s Tel Aviv airport due to the ongoing conflict there. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Malaysia Airlines #MH17 – airlines ban flights over trouble hot spots – an annotated infographic

Malaysia Airlines #MH17 – clues to the plane’s final moments – an annotated infographic

Aviation and defence experts say that chemical residue on wreckage could confirm the type of weapon that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The location of debris could yield information on how the attack unfolded and evidence of shrapnel in aircraft panels could confirm that the plane was hit by a SA-11 Buk missile. The black boxes could offer vital clues as well, with the explosion captured by the cockpit voice recorder, and the data recorders, which register altitude and position, would be able to tie that information to the timing of any known missile launch in the area detected … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines #MH17 – clues to the plane’s final moments – an annotated infographic

Malaysia Airlines #MH17 – facts, rumours, accusations and threats – FOUR annotated infographics

With investigations in to precisely what happened and who was responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 moving considerably faster than the investigations in to precisely what happened and who was responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, here we offer four infographics. These range from the first news of the incident (bottom), when only the bare facts of the plane’s crash were known, up to the most recent direct accusation of Russian complicity in the attack, as voiced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (top). For the latest facts, revelations, nation accusations and on-the-spot … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines #MH17 – facts, rumours, accusations and threats – FOUR annotated infographics