Dutch Safety Board To Publish MH17 Investigation Report Tomorrow

Dutch Safety Board To Publish MH17 Investigation Report Tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) — The Dutch Safety Board will publish its reports on the investigation into the crash of flight Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17 tomorrow.

According to its website http://www.onderzoeksraad.nl/, for the publication of the MH17 reports, the Board has opted not to do so for each report individually, but instead to provide a single document covering all of the various investigations.

This document, entitled ‘About the Investigation’, will be published simultaneously with the reports, in English as well as in Dutch.

According to the website, surviving relatives of the victims will first be informed about the results of the investigation by its chairman, Tjibbe Joustra in The Hague at 11 am, tomorrow.

Joustra will present the investigation to the media at Gilze-Rijen air base at 1.15 pm before publishing the reports around 1.45pm.

After publishing the report, Joustra will be elucidating the investigation during a closed door meeting with the Dutch House of Representatives in The Hague.

After the official publication of the report, Board members Erwin Muller and Marjolein van Asselt will be informing approximately 75 embassies about the investigation.

In fact, the Dutch Safety Board will also be presenting a video animation explaining the findings and conclusion of the investigation.

The reports focus on four themes: the cause of the crash, the issue of flying over conflict areas, the reasons why Dutch surviving relatives had to wait for two to four days for confirmation from the Dutch authorities that their loved ones had been on the aeroplane, and lastly the question to what extent the occupants of flight MH17 consciously experienced the crash.

All 298 passengers and crew on board Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur perished when the aircraft was shot down over Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17 last year.

— BERNAMA