Tagged: MH17

Political interference prevents investigators from considering the “bleeding obvious” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 08, 2018

Official investigations contaminated by political pressure are hardly likely to be transparent or give rational answers to problems. Once politics is in the driving seat, the political aims become the driving force behind any conclusions. The “novichok” poisonings Many people see this as the basic problem with the investigation of the nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury and Amesbury, UK. Political … Read More

MH17 tragedy – 2 years on - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 19, 2016

Two years on and there has yet to be a a decision on who was responsible for shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17 over Eastern Ukraine.   This video shows the local memorial meeting held near the crash site. We often forget that the locals in such tragedies also suffer as they have to deal with the destruction and death … Read More

MH17 tragedy – new investigation launched - Unsorted

Ken Perrott Jun 09, 2016

Two years after the shooting down of the Malaysian commercial airliner (flight MH17) over eastern Ukraine (Donbass), investigators seem no closer to identifying the culprits. This may seem surprising given the quick recovery of the black boxes and most of the airplane. But, on second thoughts, perhaps not surprising given the regional … Read More

Flight MH17 in Ukraine – what do intelligence services know? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 20, 2016

Despite claims of proof made by politicians like David Cameron, Barack Obama and Tony Abbott after the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 no intelligence agencies in their countries ever provided any evidence. I find that surprising as these intelligence agencies were obviously monitoring the area and should have been able to give evidence to back up … Read More

MH17: Final technical report - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 15, 2015

The final technical report from the Dutch safety Board on the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine has just been released. You can download your copy here or go to the Final report page which also provides links to the appendices. (Warning – I don’t think this URL is permanent). Having discussed the previous preliminary report here, … Read More

Six months on – concerns about MH17 investigation - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 19, 2015

People around the world are frustrated over the sluggishness of the official investigation into the MH17 tragedy. The documentary “Reflections on MH17″ describes some of this frustration felt by families of the victims and those who are carrying out their own investigations or attempting legal actions. This short video from the BBC endorses the concerns at … … Continue reading … Read More

Dirty politics over MH17? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 10, 2014

I have followed events in Ukraine for a year now and learned very early on never to be surprised. There have been so many seemingly outrageous things happen. On the one hand this has kept the Ukrainian events in the news. On the other it probably serves as a warning. There is just so much … … Continue reading … Read More

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