Russian prosecutors hand over additional data on MH17 crash probe

The Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office has handed over to the competent authorities in the Netherlands the data on the investigation into the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Alexander Kurennoy, a spokesman for the Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office, said.

“In connection with the statement made by the Netherlands on difficulties during decoding the primary radar data on the situation in the air at the moment of the plane’s crash provided by Russia earlier, in October 2016, the Russian side has resent the data converting it into the ASTERIX format requested by the Dutch side and attaching detailed instructions on work with it,” he said.

This is the fifth request from the Netherlands in this criminal case met by the Russian side.

The radar data 

Russian radar data refutes the Netherlands’ allegations concerning the launch site of the missile which downed the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

“Russia has reiterated that the analysis of its radar data, including the first registration data and information submitted in accordance with the ASTERIX format, refutes the official investigators’ allegations concerning the missile launch site,” Kurennoy said.

“According to the decoded radar data, the missile, which downed MH17, could not have been launched from the Pervomaiskoye settlement area, as the Joint Investigation Team said on September 28, 2016,” spokesman for the Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office added.