September 4, 2014 4:50 am

Flight MH17: Preliminary report on Malaysia Airlines crash out next week

A man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky


THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch authorities investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine say they will publish a preliminary report next Tuesday into the disaster that killed all 298 people on board.

The Dutch Safety Board said in a statement Thursday the report “will present factual information based on sources available” to its investigators.

Those sources include satellite imagery, radar details and data from the plane’s “black box” recorders. Dutch investigators have not visited the site in conflict-ravaged Ukraine where wreckage of the plane plunged to the ground on July 17.

The jet was shot down while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over an area of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists.

Tuesday’s report will set out what investigators believe happened, but will not apportion blame.

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