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Preliminary findings into downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to be published Sept. 9

Nearly two months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over restive eastern Ukraine, the Dutch Safety Board expects to release a preliminary investigation report on September 9.
By JC Finley   |   Sept. 4, 2014 at 11:40 AM   |   Comments

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Dutch Safety Board said it will release a preliminary investigation report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over restive eastern Ukraine early next week.

The Boeing 777 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile on July 17 as it flew over territory in Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed militants. All 298 people on board were killed.

The investigation's preliminary findings, expected to be published on September 9, were based on available sources, the Hague-based safety board said in an email statement Thursday.

Access to the crash site, which spanned miles, was initially hindered by the presence of armed pro-Russian separatists.

"The coming months a lot of research is needed before the final report can be established," the safety board noted. "The board expects the final report in principle to be published within a year of the crash."

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