The preliminary report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 supports the theory that it was hit by a BUK missile.
MH17 was hit by “numerous high velocity objects”, according to a report by the Dutch Safety Board.
The evidence is consistent with the aircraft being struck by shrapnel from a missile.
A BUK missile does not hit its target intact but explodes just before reaching it, sending shrapnel out over a wider area.
The Dutch experts examined the aircraft’s black box and voice recorder, as well as air traffic control records and satellite images.
The pilot did not make a distress call, the engines were fully functional and there were no technical faults elsewhere.