Dutch MH17 report slammed by Russia’s aviation agency

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency criticized on Wednesday the final report on the last year MH-17 Boeing crash provided by the Dutch side.

Deputy Head of the FATA, Oleg Strochevoy said the conclusions were wrong and the report was lack of logic.

The Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam on July 17, 2014, when it suddenly crashed over the Eastern Ukraine. All 298 people onboard, including 80 children died.

After 15 month investigation, the Netherlands concluded that the aircraft was struck by a Buk-M1 type missile launched from a town in eastern Ukraine held by pro-independence insurgents.

A Russian missile manufacturer published different investigation results, saying the MH17 Boeing was hit by 9M38 surface-to-air-missiles from a district controlled by the Ukrainian army.

Strochevoy rejected the Dutch report as groundless, prejudicial and not confirmed by any arguments or facts.

Strochevoy also said that the comments provided by Moscow were not taken into consideration. Yet, the agency agreed that Ukrainian side is responsible for not closing the air space because of the military activity.

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