The latest news on the report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year. All times local.
As war raged on last year in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces, Dutch Safety Board investigators say absolutely no one “gave any thought of a possible threat to civil aviation.”
In a report Tuesday, the investigators said “the risks posed to civil aviation were not adequately identified. Neither by the state of Ukraine, nor by the operators, other states, and international organizations. Our investigation showed that all parties regarded the conflict in eastern part of Ukraine from a military perspective.”
The investigators said Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine with a Buk missile, killing all 298 people on board, on July 17, 2014.