Final report into MH17 to be released today

The cause of the crash which killed nearly 300 people will be revealed at Gilze-Rijen airbase today.

13 October 2015 11:07

The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) is to release a final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 to crash in Ukraine’s Donetsk region in July 2014.

DSB Chairman Tjibbe Joustra is due to present the report at Gilze-Rijen airbase where sections of the plane have been reconstructed.

MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, when it crashed over the Donetsk region of Ukraine on July 17, 2014, where the Ukrainian Army and separatists from the so-called People’s Republics were locked in fierce fighting.

All 283 passengers, including 193 Dutch nationals and 10 people from other countries, and 15 crew members were killed in the crash.

A number of countries proposed setting up a UN international tribunal to bring those responsible for the crash to justice. However, Russia used its UN veto to block a draft resolution on the creation of an international tribunal for MH17.