Before we end this year tonight, we would like to clear all those unsolved mysteries revolving around the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 that crashed in the skies of Ukraine, allegedly because of a missile fired by the terrorists. However, while reports of the findings do not say anything about any sort of missile, it does say that the main reason of the crash was “a number of high energy objects penetrating the aircraft from outside”. Therefore, the possibility of the aircraft to be crashed because of technical errors or crew errors can be completely ruled out from the picture.
The report was originally submitted by the Dutch Safety Board (DSB). Another interesting point submitted in the report was that it could have been any other aircraft instead of MH17 that could witness the same fate as of it. Had flight MH17 complied with the Air Traffic Controller’s (ATC) instructions of flying at a higher altitude minutes before it was shot down. However, at the moment, MH17 had refused to do so, possibly because of weather conditions or such flight conditions.
Tjibbe Joustra, chairman of the DSB, said:
“The MH17 crash has shocked the world and raised many questions. The Dutch Safety Board wishes to determine the cause of the crash, for the sake of the loved ones of the victims and for society at large. The initial results of the investigation point towards an external cause of the MH17 crash. More research will be necessary to determine the cause with greater precision. The safety board believes that additional evidence will become available for investigation in the period ahead.”
Well, the final word would be released on July of 2015 and then only can we know what the actual circumstances were for the crash. Till then, while we cannot say for sure if the missile was the actual culprit behind the crash, what we could though say for sure is that the DBS believes that the plane was punctured at high altitude by high energy objects which sounds a lot similar to missile.