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Uncle Wally
28-10-2014, 00:24
MH17 prosecutor open to theory another plane shot down airliner: Der Spiegel


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview.





The Russian government has always said it has radar imagery proving the fully laden Boeing 777 was shot down by a Ukrainian military aircraft flying in its vicinity, but Western officials have never publicly accepted this scenario.

In an interview published by German newsmagazine Der Spiegel on Monday, prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said the Dutch would ask Moscow to provide the information that had led them to believe a Ukrainian aircraft was nearby.

"Based on the information available, a shooting-down by a ground-to-air missile is the most likely scenario, but we aren't closing our eyes to the possibility that it could have happened differently," Der Spiegel quoted him as saying.

"We are preparing a request to Moscow for information ... including the radar data with which the Russians wanted to prove that a Ukrainian military jet was nearby," he added.


http://news.yahoo.com/mh17-prosecutor-open-theory-another-plane-shot-down-171455711--finance.html

Armoured
28-10-2014, 03:39
I thought this article was much clearer about the precise meaning:
http://top.rbc.ru/society/27/10/2014/544e9bb4cbb20f46db1c75ad

The context is that the prosecutor is looking specifically at what can be proven in court, and eliminating other versions of the story as they go.

Put simply, they already eliminated the accident/bomb inside explanations, because inconsistent with holes in plane from outside and bits of metal/shrapnel. Of those two remaining explanations, they have not yet ruled either out - yet.

JanC
28-10-2014, 08:50
Exactly.

It's fairly likely some of the many metal fragments removed from bodies will eventually be established as being from a BUK (of unknown origin) http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20140911/192823230/Fragments-Found-in-Bodies-of-MH17-Pilots-Could-Be-Buk-Missile-Shrapnel.html
There is no evidence to support an air-to-air missile at this point, they're merely not ruling it out as a hypothetical option.

Benedikt
28-10-2014, 09:11
The context is that the prosecutor is looking specifically at what can be proven in court, and eliminating other versions of the story as they go.



though it will be good if /when the truth comes out. even if it takes as long as Lockerbie. though, who to sue than afterwards? Putin, Shoko Pedro? after all for Lockerbie they went after Gaddafi....