Flight MH17 downed by Buk fired from east Ukraine, Dutch say

October 14, 2015 3:11 AM

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Flight MH17 downed by Buk fired from east Ukraine, Dutch say

AMSTERDAM — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a Buk missile fired from the eastern part of Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard, when it entered airspace that should have been closed last year, a 15-month Dutch-led probe concluded in a long-awaited report.

The warhead detonated about 3 feet from the cockpit, ejecting hundreds of metal fragments that caused the breakup of the Boeing 777, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Tjibbe Joustra, Dutch Safety Board chairman, said Tuesday.

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