Malaysian Airline System Flight MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine after it was hit by "a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside", the first official report into the disaster found.
At the time of the crash on July 17, U.S. intelligence officials accused pro-Russian separatists fighting with the Ukrainian army in the east of the former-Soviet country of shooting the plane down with a surface-to-air missile.
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Though the findings of the report by the Dutch Safety Board, an independent air accident investigator, seem consistent with this theory, they stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down, and did not attribute the crash to any one group.
Here are the key findings from the report by the Dutch safety board:
Aircraft wreckage was scattered across a large area near the towns of Rozsypne and Hrabove; indicating that the plane "broke up in the air", according to the report.