Flight 17 downed due to "the detonation of a warhead"

October 13, 2015 10:42 AM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed because a Russian-made Buk missile exploded just outside the left side of the airplane's cockpit, the Dutch Safety Board chairman said Tuesday.

"Flight 17 crashed as the result of the detonation of a warhead outside the airplane," said chairman Tjibbe Joustra. After the explosion, he added, "the forward part of the plane was torn off."

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