MH17 crash case: Court session to take place at site of plane’s reconstruction

Source : 112 Ukraine

The employees of the Dutch justice, prosecutors, and lawyers would be able to check the restored hull of the plane and establish the nature of its damages
13:14, 26 May 2021

The crash of the Malaysian Boeing-777 (Flight MH17)

The court of the MH17 crash case will hold the meeting for the first time at the place of reconstruction of the plane according to wreckages – at Gilze-Rijen Air Base as RIA News reported.

The employees of the Dutch justice would be able to check the restored hull of the plane and establish the nature of its damages. Then, the prosecutors and lawyers will hold the estimation.

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Special attention will be paid to the form and size of the damages of the fuselage, crew station, other parts of the plane.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down in the skies over Donbas on July 17, 2014. There were 298 people on board - 283 passengers and 15 crew members. They all died. This disaster, in terms of the number of deaths, became the largest in the history of civilian aviation since September 11, 2001. At that time, the area where the plane crashed was controlled by pro-Russian militants.

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Earlier, Russia stated that it can no longer continue trilateral consultations with Australia and the Netherlands over the MH17 plane crash. In its turn, the Dutch Foreign Ministry summoned Aleksandr Shulgin, the Russian ambassador due to Moscow's decision to breach contacts with Amsterdam in consultations about the responsibility for the MH17 downing.


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