Tuesday, September 9, 2014

'Target started falling apart' MH17 radio transcript released

Кавказцы, обстрелявшие байкеров в Москве, задержаны

Жуткая авария в Алматы унесла жизнь младенца

Inondations au Danemark

Pologne : Une femme Premier ministre ?

Nouveau drame de l'immigration en Turquie.

The 28 page report on 9 September you can't see

Apple iPhone 6: First Hands-On Look at What's New

Air Marshal Stabbed With Syringe in Africa Airport Attack

Cile, Santiago: esplosione nella metro, 14 feriti

Usa: il virus che toglie il respiro colpisce centinaia di bambini

Guardate questo clip...incredibile, no?

Un gruppo di ragazzi svedesi si è chiesto se, di fronte a un uomo che chiede l'elemosina, la reazione delle persone possa essere diversa a seconda del quartiere in cui ci si trova. Per trovare una risposta, uno di loro si è finto mendicante in due differenti zone di Stoccolma: Stureplan, quartiere bene della capitale, e Rinkeby, sobborgo popolare. Il video realizzato in quell'occasione mostra come gli abitanti del quartiere benestante siano molto restii a regalare qualche spicciolo al giovane, a differenza dei rioni poveri dove i passanti sembrano sempre disposti a donare qualche centesimo

Burundi: arrestato il killer delle tre suore, ha confessato

Suore uccise
L'assassino delle tre missionarie saveriane uccise nel loro convento in Burundi, è stato arrestato. Lo riferisce la polizia locale precisando che l'uomo ha confessato il delitto. L'uomo fermato aveva con sé il cellulare di una delle suore assassinate e la chiave del convento. Stamani per il delitto erano state fermate tre persone a Bujumbura: si tratta di guardiani dipendenti della parrocchia cattolica Guido Maria Conforti, collegata al convento delle religiose a Kamenge, a nord della capitale.
La polizia, dopo che ieri fonti missionarie saveriane avevano smentito lo stupro, ha ribadito che le tre religiose sono state violentate dal loro assassino. 

INC News, 09/09/2014

Syria violence: Blast 'kills Islamist rebel chiefs'


A bomb blast has killed at least 20 people at a meeting of leaders of the key Islamist insurgent group Ahrar al-Sham in Syria, reports say. State TV said the group's head, Hassan Abboud, was killed in the attack in the north-western town of Ram Hamdan, though other reports said he was hurt. The group is part of the Islamic Front, a coalition of seven rebel groups. In February, Ahrar al-Sham blamed the rival Islamic State group for an attack which killed several of its members. Ahrar al-Sham is one of the biggest rebel groups fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Two activist groups said a suicide bomber had detonated a vest at the meeting in Idlib province on Tuesday.
INC News, 09/09/2014

Russia and China pledge to use less dollars in trade as economic ties deepen

Russia and China
Russia and China pledged on Tuesday to settle more bilateral trade in ruble and yuan and to enhance cooperation between banks, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said, as Moscow seeks to cushion the effects of Western economic sanctions.
Shuvalov told reporters in Beijing that he had agreed an economic cooperation pact with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli that included boosting use of the ruble and yuan for trade transactions. The pact also lets Russian banks set up accounts with Chinese banks, and makes provisions for Russian companies to seek loans from Chinese firms.
"We are not going to break old contracts, most of which were denominated in dollars," Shuvalov said. "But, we're going to encourage companies from the two countries to settle more in local currencies, to avoid using a currency from a third country."
Spurred on by their often fraught relations with the U.S., Russia and China have long advocated reducing the role of the dollar in international trade. The quest to limit the dollar's dominance became more urgent for Moscow this year when U.S. and European governments slapped sanctions on Russia to penalize the country for supporting separatist rebels in Ukraine.
Washington and Brussels have excluded Russia's state banks and top energy firms from capital markets, applying measures that mean even companies not blacklisted will struggle to raise large loans outside their domestic market. For China, curtailing dollar's influence fits well with its ambitions to increase the clout of the yuan and turn it into a global reserve currency one day. With 32 percent of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves invested in U.S. government debt, Beijing wants to curb investment risks in dollars.
INC News, 09/09/2014

Speculation runs rife following release of MH17 report

Speculation over MH017 report?
As pro-Russian separatists and official Kiev cobbled together a fragile cease-fire agreement last week, an international team of investigators put the finishing touches on a preliminary report on the downing of MH17. It did little to elucidate the tragic event, which many anticipated would serve as a game-changer in eastern Ukraine.
"A large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside," caused the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet to break apart high over the battlefields of Donetsk, killing all 298 passengers and crew members inside last July, according to the report.
These findings are consistent with the overarching hypothesis that emerged almost immediately after the crash that the jet was shot down by a missile that detonated before reaching the target and sprayed shrapnel over it. The report stopped short of placing blame, assigning liability or disclosing evidence that would tip the scales in favor of either side of the ongoing Ukraine conflict.
The investigative team — comprised of representatives from Australia, Malaysia, Ukraine, Russia, Britain, the U.S. and the Netherlands — also made clear that they had not recovered components of the aircraft for forensic examination. Their conclusions were thus based on photographic evidence and data obtained from flight recorders and air traffic controllers, as well as on personnel, aircraft and meteorological information.
INC News, 09/09/2014

Murmansk fish factory challenges Russia's food ban

Murmansk fish
Mikhail Zub, the long-standing head of a privately owned fish processing plant in the northern city of Murmansk, is one of a kind in Russia. Russian businessmen tend not to get involved in political cases, especially those linked to the name of President Vladimir Putin, due to a fear that they could suffer the same treatment as Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky or opposition leader Alexei Navalny, both of whom have spent time in the dock or behind bars.
Zub did just that, however, when he challenged a government decree, signed by Putin in early August, that placed a one-year embargo on food products from countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia for its perceived role in the Ukraine crisis. Norway, Russia's biggest salmon and herring supplier, was among those countries. Zub filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court, calling for the ban to be amended to allow the Murmansk Fish Factory to continue buying now-outlawed fish from Norway.
On Tuesday the court scheduled the hearing for Nov. 11. "On the one hand, the fact of such a lawsuit in itself is an unprecedented phenomenon," Federation Council senator Konstantin Dobrynin was quoted as saying Tuesday by Interfax.
The lawsuit shows a positive trend — one where businessmen are not afraid to go against the government, Dobrynin added.
INC News, 09/09/2014

EU sanctions against Russia delayed for now

INC News, 09/09/2014-Via Euronews

Woman in cage said to be abductors' sex slave

Sex slave
The woman kept in a cage for two months was raped so that the couple holding her captive could force her to have a baby, says the man who rescued her.
The possible motive for Joelle Lockwood's capture emerged as the two suspects were charged with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in an Indiana court.
They have been identified as Kendra Tooley, 44, and her boyfriend, Ricky Roy House Jr, 37.  "The whole time they were talking about a baby," said Ron Higgs, who is Tooley's ex-husband and was shocked to find the captive when he paid a visit to the couple last week. He freed her on Saturday and police moved in to arrest the couple at the weekend.Mr Higgs quoted the couple as telling him: "She's not leaving here until she has the baby. I'm not selling her. You're not taking her. You’re not doing nothing."
According to Mr Higgs, Ms Lockwood told him she was being raped. Mr Higgs said his ex-wife can no longer have children and House does not have any. "So I figured -  I hate to say this to the public or even her even hearing it - but I think they were just going to have a baby and just … We'd never see her again," Higgs said.Posey County chief deputy sheriff Tom Latham said Ms Lockwood was also forced to cook and clean, and she was given little food and water."It was pretty much modernised slavery in my eyes," he told the AP news agency.
INC News, 09/09/2014


Schumaker at home
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has left hospital to recuperate at home, nearly nine months after his skiing accident.
His manager, Sabine Kehm, said the seven-time champion from Germany has made "progress" since the accident last December put him in a coma.
But despite his improvement in recent weeks and months he still has "a long and difficult road ahead." Schumacher has been in hospital in Lausanne since June, after six months at a hospital in France.
INC News, 09/09/2014

EU adopts new sanctions on Russia

The new measures include restrictions on large Russian state-owned oil companies raising money on European financial markets. However, the new measures will come into effect "in the next few days", not on Tuesday as some had expected. Russia denies accusations by Ukraine and the West that it has been sending troops to help pro-Russian rebels.
EU Council President Herman van Rompuy said the measures were aimed at "promoting a change of course in Russia's actions destabilising eastern Ukraine". But the 28-member bloc is being deliberately vague about when they will come into force, to allow time to assess the implementation of a ceasefire agreed on Friday, BBC Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports."Depending on the situation on the ground, the EU stands ready to review the agreed sanctions in whole or in part," Mr van Rompuy said.
The ceasefire appears to be holding, although the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which brokered the deal, described it on Monday as "shaky". Before the truce came into place, pro-Russian separatists made big gains in eastern Ukraine and seized territory a few miles outside the strategic south-eastern port city of Mariupol.
INC News, 09/09/2014

Yemen: 'Four dead' as police fire on Houthi protesters


Police in Yemen have shot at anti-government Shia protesters in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least four people, witnesses say. In recent days, thousands of Houthi demonstrators have intensified weeks of protests on the outskirts of the city. Last week the president dismissed the government and promised to review fuel subsidy cuts. The head of special forces was sacked on Monday after a failed attempt to disperse the protest.
The Houthis have been holding sit-ins at ministries and on the main airport road in their push to overthrow the government. Their leader, Abdel Malik al-Houthi, warned that his supporters would remain in their positions on the outskirts of the capital until their demands were met. They have staged periodic uprisings since 2004 in an effort to win greater autonomy for their northern heartland of Saada province.
INC News,09/09/2014

MH17 crash: Dutch experts say numerous objects hit plane


Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by "objects" that "pierced the plane at high velocity" in July. The new report also said there was "no evidence of technical or human error".
Correspondents say this matches claims that MH17 was hit by missile shrapnel.Investigators relied on cockpit data, air traffic control and images, as the crash site in eastern Ukraine remains too dangerous to access amid fighting between government troops and rebels.The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine.
All 298 people on board, most of them from the Netherlands, died when the plane came down, amid reports it was shot down by pro-Russian rebels. Tjibbe Joustra, chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, which is conducting the investigation, said a final report would take around a year to publish.
"We're trying to make the report for the next-of-kin - very important - but also for history," Mr Joustra said.
Pro-Russian fighters patrol the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine - 18 July 2014The crash site was in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, making the investigation even more difficult
Analysis: Richard Westcott, Transport correspondent
This report doesn't say flight MH17 was knocked from the sky by a missile. But it pretty much rules out anything else. There were no emergencies on board, no mechanical problems, the pilots didn't make any mistakes.
Instead, it talks about the plane being punctured by "high-velocity objects", which is consistent with how the BUK missile system works (that's the system many suspect was responsible). They don't actually hit the target, they explode nearby and pepper it with shrapnel for maximum damage. But all of this doesn't answer the critical question. Who fired the missile?
Both sides in this conflict use the same weapon. To find out who made this terrible mistake, they need to determine where on the ground the missile was actually launched from. And one expert told me that they should eventually be able to work that out with a combination of radar data and evidence from the scene.
There is one very sobering fact also highlighted in this report. Three other, very large commercial airliners flew over the same area at around the same time.
First findings of MH17 crash report
Russians 'operated BUK' in MH17 area
The cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage of flight MH17 - 9 September 2014Investigators say the cockpit voice recorder "gave no indication that there was anything abnormal" on board
A piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine - 23 July 2014The Dutch team analysed photographs of the wreckage that showed a number of pieces with multiple holes
They said the plane "broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-velocity objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside."
The cockpit voice recorder revealed no signs of any technical faults or an emergency situation, the experts said.
The investigators have not visited the crash site because of fighting in the area but they said photographic evidence of the wreckage suggests the plane split into pieces during "an in-flight break up".
Maintenance history showed the aircraft was airworthy and had no known technical problems when it took off from Amsterdam, the report added.
Experts said it was manned by "a qualified and experienced crew" and that engines were running normally at 293 knots at 33,000ft (cruise altitude).
Radio communications between the pilot and Ukrainian air traffic control confirm that no emergency call was made.
Final transmissions from MH17
At 13:08:00 MH17 contacts Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk International Airport (DNP):
MH17 to DNP: Dnipro Radar, Malaysian one seven, flight level 330
DNP to MH17: Malaysian one seven, Dnipro Radar, good day, radar contact
Flight MH17's last transmission was at 13:19:56 when it responded to a navigation request from DNP:
DNP to MH17: Malaysian one seven, due traffic proceed direct to point Romeo November Delta
MH17 to DNP: Romeo November Delta, Malaysian one seven
At 13:20:00, DNP sends MH17 another radar message but there is no response:
DNP to MH17: Malaysian one seven, how do you read me? Malaysian one seven, Dnipro Radar
DNP makes two more requests for contact from MH17 before Russia's Rostov airport (RST) calls in at 13:22:05.
RST to DNP: Listening [to] you, its Rostov
DNP to RST: Rostov, do you observe the Malaysian by... by the response?
RST to DNP: No, it seems that its target started falling apart.
Meanwhile, the rebel leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, insisted the separatists did not have the capability to shoot down the plane.
"I can say one thing only: we simply do not have the kind of hardware that could have downed a commercial Boeing, including that Malaysian plane," he told the Russian Interfax news agency. Ukraine's government and several Western leaders say there is strong evidence that pro-Russian separatists shot down the plane with an anti-aircraft system known as Buk. Russia has consistently denied allegations that it had supplied any missiles or weapons to the rebels.
Rebel in eastern Ukraine (9 September 2014)The Russian government denies delivering arms to the separatists
The search for evidence has been hampered by heavy fighting in the region, and Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai called on both sides to grant investigators full access.
"The crash site is a criminal investigation area and it is imperative that we protect the integrity of the crash site and allow the investigation to proceed," he said. More than 2,600 people have been killed and thousands more wounded since violence between rebels and Ukrainian government forces erupted in April.
Key findings of report
  • Likely that damage resulted in loss of structural integrity of aircraft, leading to break-up in the air
  • Forward parts of plane found near Petropavlivka closest to last flight data broadcast
  • Cockpit window contained numerous small puncture holes suggesting small objects entered from above level of cockpit floor
  • Damage to forward section indicates plane penetrated by large number of high-velocity objects from outside
  • No evidence found of manipulation of flight and data recorders
  • No indication of technical or operational issues with plane or crew

Reports: Shark Attack Victim Was British

Shark killing
The Foreign Office says it is checking reports that a man killed in a shark attack in Australia was British. The attack took place at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay on the country's east coast.
Police confirmed in a statement that the victim, who was in his 40s, was "bitten on the right leg by what is believed to be a shark". "He was seen floating in shallow water, close to the shore line, and dragged on to the beach," the statement said. Police have yet to formally identify the man or establish what he had been doing in the water. Byron Bay is a renowned surfing location near Cape Byron, the most easterly point of the Australian mainland 500 miles (800km) north of Sydney.
INC News, 09/09/2014

Alluvione Kashmir, 700 mila intrappolati

Alluvione in Kashmir

Maxi operazione di soccorso in Kashmir, la regione himalayana tra India e Pakistan dove negli ultimi giorni sono morte oltre 400 persone per le forti piogge monsoniche. La situazione è allarmante a Srinagar, principale città dello stato indiano di Jammu e Kashmir, completamente sommersa per lo straripamento del lago Dal e isolata dal resto del Paese con strade inagibili e comunicazioni interrotte. Circa 700 mila persone sono intrappolate ai piani alti delle case in attesa di soccorsi.

INC News, 09/09/2014 (via ANSA AP)

Falso Brunello, sequestrati oltre 160.000 litri

Falso Brunello di Montalcino
Vino di modesta qualità venduto come Brunello e Rosso di Montalcino. E' la frode scoperta dalla guardia di finanza di Siena, grazie a una segnalazione del Consorzio del vino Brunello di Montalcino, che ha portato al sequestro di oltre 160.000 litri di vino e 2.350 contrassegni di Stato. Coinvolto nella frode, definita "clamorosa" dalla gdf, un enologo di svariate aziende agricole di Montalcino, che è stato denunciato. L'inchiesta sul falso Brunello e Rosso di Montalcino condotta dalla Guardia di Finanza di Siena, con la collaborazione dell'ispettorato repressione frodi del ministero delle Politiche agricole di Firenze, ha portato finora al sequestro di vino per un valore di quasi un milione di euro. In particolare, secondo quanto spiegato dalle Fiamme gialle in una nota, a seguito di numerose perquisizioni, sono stati sottoposti a sequestro probatorio 165.467 litri di vino, pari a circa 220.600 bottiglie del formato da 0,75 cl. di cui 75.620 litri di Brunello di Montalcino e 89.847 litri di Rosso di Montalcino. Sequestrati anche 2.350 contrassegni di Stato e "copiosa documentazione e materiale contraffatto". L'enologo denunciato, è stato ancora spiegato, è un consulente tecnico di svariate aziende agricole produttrici di vino della zona di Montalcino, rimaste vittime della frode, e dal 2011 al 2013 "è riuscito a commercializzare, spacciandolo come vino Brunello e Rosso di Montalcino, un enorme quantitativo di vino di modesta qualità". In corso di individuazione, si spiega ancora, persone che lo avrebbero "coadiuvato", "collaboratori a vario titolo - si spiega nella nota - e con diverse funzioni nell'ambito dell'intera filiera della produzione e messa in vendita di uve e vino". L'enologo, dal 2011 al 2013 è riuscito a commercializzare, spacciandolo come vino Brunello e Rosso di Montalcino, un enorme quantitativo di vino di modesta qualità.

INC News, (via ANSA AP)

Sospetto caso di Ebola nelle Marche (via ANSA AP)

Ebola in Italia
C'è un sospetto caso Ebola nelle Marche. Lo ha confermato l'assessore alla Salute Almerino Mezzolani, spiegando che la Regione sta acquisendo tutte le informazioni e che attiverà le procedure del caso. La persona che presenta i sintomi sarebbe una donna straniera, ricoverata nell'ospedale di Civitanova Marche (Macerata). 
La donna verrà trasferita nell'ospedale regionale di Torrette, nel Reparto malattie infettive. Si tratterebbe di una 40enne, regolarmente residente in Italia, a Civitanova Marche, che era stata di recente in Nigeria. I sintomi sono simili a quelli della febbre emorragica, ma la diagnosi non è stata ancora confermata. 

INC News, 09/09/2014

BREAKING NEWS - Volo MH017 - Rapporto preliminare (Traduzione dall'Olandese verra'pubblicata appena possibile)

Riportiamo fedelmente quanto citato dalla Agenzia ANSA AP , dal quotidiano AD Olandese e dalla edizione inglese di SKY a riguardo il rapporto preliminare circa cosa sia accaduto al volo MH017 e che costo' la vita a 280 passeggeri. La sequenza e' ANSA, AD e poi la versione inglese


Ucraina, volo Mh17 malese abbattuto da proiettili

ll volo Mh17 è esploso "probabilmente come risultato di un danno strutturale causato da un grande numero di oggetti ad alta energia che lo hanno penetrato dall'esterno" e "non ci sono indicazioni che il crash sia stato causato da errore tecnico o da azioni dell'equipaggio". Così il rapporto preliminare olandese.
Anche se finora "non è ancora stato possibile condurre uno studio dettagliato del relitto" dell'aereo, "il modello del danno alla fusoliera e alla cabina di pilotaggio è coerente con quello che ci si può aspettare da un grande numero di oggetti ad alta energia che hanno penetrato l'apparecchio dall'esterno", spiega il rapporto preliminare del Dutch Safety Board (Ovv), l'ufficio per la sicurezza nazionale olandese che si è impegnato a pubblicare il rapporto definitivo entro un anno dallo schianto avvenuto a luglio. "E' verosimile che questo danno sia risultato in una perdita di integrità strutturale dell'apparecchio, portando a una disintegrazione in volo", e questo "spiega anche la fine improvvisa della registrazione dei dati, la perdita simultanea di contatto con il controllo del traffico aereo e la sparizione dell'aereo dai radar". Anche dalla registrazione - ottenuta dalle scatole nere - delle voci in cabina di pilotaggio, dei parametri di volo e del controllo aereo "tutto suggerisce che il volo Mh17 procedesse normalmente sino alle 13 e 20 minuti e 3 secondi, dopo di cui è finito improvvisamente", tanto che le ultime chiamate da parte delle autorità di controllo del traffico aereo ucraine avvenute nei due minuti successivi "sono rimaste senza risposta". "I risultati iniziali dell'indagine indicano una causa esterna al crash del Mh17", ha dichiarato il presidente dell'Ovv Tjibbe Joustra, sottolineando che che "saranno necessarie ulteriori ricerche per determinare la causa con maggiore precisione".
Algemeene Daglad
De Boeing 777-200 van Malaysia Airlines is tijdens vlucht MH17 in stukken gebroken, vermoedelijk als gevolg van structurele schade aan het toestel veroorzaakt door een groot aantal objecten dat met hoge snelheid het toestel heeft doorboord. Dat staat in het rapport van eerste bevindingen van het onderzoek naar de crash van vlucht MH17 dat de Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid vandaag heeft gepubliceerd.

Een zonnebloem ligt tussen een verzameling van wrakstukken in het rampgebied van de MH17. © anp.
Er zijn geen aanwijzingen gevonden dat de crash met vlucht MH17 is veroorzaakt door een technisch mankement of door handelingen van de bemanning, die aan alle vereisten voldeed.

Abrupt einde
De Cockpit Voice Recorder, de Flight Data Recorder van het vliegtuig en de gegevens van de luchtverkeersleiding wijzen allemaal uit dat vlucht MH17 tot 13.20:03 uur (UTC) normaal verliep en vervolgens abrupt eindigde. Bij het uitluisteren van de Cockpit Voice Recorder is in de communicatie tussen de bemanningsleden in de cockpit geen aanwijzing gevonden dat er sprake was van een mankement of noodsituatie. Op het moment van de crash vloog vlucht MH17 in een luchtruim zonder beperkingen. Ze hadden toestemming om daar te mogen vliegen.

Ook zijn geen waarschuwingstonen in de cockpit gehoord die zouden kunnen wijzen op technische problemen. De Flight Data Recorder heeft geen waarschuwingen van de vliegtuigsystemen geregistreerd en parameters voor de vliegtuigmotoren waren normaal. De radiocommunicatie met de Oekraïense luchtverkeersleiding bevestigt dat er geen noodoproep is gedaan door de cockpitbemanning. De laatste oproepen van de Oekraïense luchtverkeersleiding tussen 13.20:00 uur (UTC) en 13.22:02 (UTC) bleven onbeantwoord.

Er is geen bewijs gevonden dat de zwarte dozen na het neerstorten, zijn gemanipuleerd door de Russische separatisten.
Laatst bekende positie van het vliegtuig tijdens de vlucht en locaties van verschillende wrakstukken. De locaties van de wrakstukken zijn weergegeven per vliegtuigsectie. © Google Earth.
© OVV.
Verspreidingspatroon wrakstukken
Het verspreidingspatroon van de wrakstukken wijst erop dat het vliegtuig tijdens de vlucht in stukken is gebroken (in-flight break up). Volgens de beschikbare onderhoudsdocumenten was het vliegtuig bij vertrek uit Amsterdam luchtwaardig, er waren geen technische storingen bekend. Het vliegtuig werd bestuurd door een gekwalificeerde en ervaren bemanning.

Het is tot op heden niet mogelijk geweest uitgebreid onderzoek te doen aan de wrakstukken. Op het beschikbare beeldmateriaal is echter te zien dat de wrakstukken op veel plaatsen zijn doorboord. Het schadepatroon in de vliegtuigromp en de cockpit komt overeen met de schade die verwacht mag worden van een groot aantal objecten dat met hoge snelheid het vliegtuig van buitenaf doorboort.

Vermoedelijk heeft dit dermate veel schade aan het vliegtuig toegebracht dat het leidde tot het in stukken breken van het vliegtuig. Dit verklaart dan ook het abrupte einde van de gegevensregistratie op beide recorders, het gelijktijdige verlies van contact met de luchtverkeersleiding en het verdwijnen van het vliegtuig van de radar.
Vloer van de cockpit met vloerdelen waarin gaten te zien zijn (rode cirkels) waarbij de vloer van bovenaf is doorboord door voorwerpen. © NBAAI.
Verder onderzoek
In het rapport van eerste bevindingen geeft de Onderzoeksraad de eerste resultaten uit het onderzoek dat in volle gang is. Om preciezer vast te stellen wat de crash heeft veroorzaakt, en hoe het vliegtuig is gedesintegreerd zal meer onderzoek verricht moeten worden.

De Raad verwacht dat daarvoor in de komende periode aanvullend onderzoeksmateriaal beschikbaar komt. Het onderzoeksteam zal vanaf dit moment gaan toewerken naar het definitieve onderzoeksrapport. De Raad streeft ernaar dit rapport binnen een jaar te kunnen publiceren.
Het concept van het rapport van eerste bevindingen is voor commentaar voorgelegd aan de vertegenwoordigers van de landen die deelnemen aan het onderzoek (Maleisië, Oekraïne, de Russische Federatie, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, de Verenigde Staten en Australië). Alle vertegenwoordigers hebben afgelopen week hun reactie op het conceptrapport gestuurd. De Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid heeft de suggesties beoordeeld en het rapport aangepast waar dat naar het oordeel van de Raad terecht was.
Voorzitter Tjibbe Joustra van de Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid
'De crash met vlucht MH17 betekende een grote schok voor de samenleving en heeft veel vragen opgeroepen. De Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid wil voor de nabestaanden en de samenleving zo goed mogelijk vaststellen wat de oorzaak van de crash is geweest.'

'De eerste resultaten van het onderzoek wijzen op een externe oorzaak van de crash met vlucht MH17. Om preciezer vast te stellen wat de oorzaak is geweest, moet meer onderzoek verricht worden. De Raad verwacht dat in de komende periode aanvullend onderzoeksmateriaal beschikbaar komt.'

'In het rapport van eerste bevindingen geeft de Onderzoeksraad de eerste resultaten uit het onderzoek dat in volle gang is. Het onderzoeksteam zal vanaf dit moment gaan toewerken naar het definitieve onderzoeksrapport. De Raad streeft ernaar dit rapport binnen een jaar te kunnen publiceren.'

Flight MH17 Downed By 'High-Energy Objects'   SKYNEWS
Crash investigators say flight MH17 was probably downed by "a large number of high-energy objects".
An initial report by the Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the investigation into the July 17 disaster, found it likely the Malaysia Airlines plane broke up in the air as a result of "structural damage", caused by the items which "penetrated the aircraft from outside".

298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine
The fuselage of the passenger plane had numerous puncture holes

Available images showed pieces of the aircraft fuselage were pierced in numerous places, while the pattern of wreckage on the ground, scattered over a large area, indicated it had broken up in-flight.
This would also explain the abrupt end to the recording of flight data on the plane's black boxes, the loss of contact with air traffic control, and the plane's disappearance from radar.
The report said: "There are no indications that the MH17 crash was caused by a technical fault or by actions of the crew."

A graphic illustrating the crash site of MH17. Pic: Google Earth/Dutch Safety Board
Wreckage was scattered over a large area indicating it broke up in-flight

All 298 passengers and crew on board the plane were killed when the aircraft, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over an area in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
The rebels in Ukraine have publicly denied responsibility for shooting down the aircraft.
But the preliminary findings are consistent with the claims it had been hit by a ground-to-air missile.

Liam Sweeney and John Alder were travelling to watch Newcastle United play
Newcastle fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder were among the victims

Tjibbe Joustra, chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, 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.

Malaysia Airlines memorial in Kuala Lumpur
A memorial in Kuala Lumpur to the victims of both MH17 and MH370

"The Safety Board believes that additional evidence will become available for investigation in the period ahead."
The body aims to publish its final report into the crash by next July.
Only 193 of those on board the Malaysia Airlines jet have been positively identified, including Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney, 28, and John Alder, 63, who were travelling to New Zealand to watch their team play.
Forensic teams are still trying to identify remains found in the wreckage of the aircraft.
Most of those on board were Dutch, but there were also people from Malaysia, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines and the UK.
The crash occurred just months after the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.