Photo & videos of MH17 wreckage proves missile attack, claims report
As part of the wreckage is seen at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 it indicates that the damage to plane consistent with that inflicted by surface-to-air missile: A part of the wreckage is seen at the crash site of MH17.
SA-11 missiles are 70 kilograms of high-powered explosives wrapped in steel bars. They have a proximity fuse in the head, which triggers the weapon to explode close to the aircraft, showering it with hot shrapnel that shreds the vessel.
The resulting small holes across the plane cause the cabin to rapidly depressurise at more than 10,000 metres altitude. This causes a massive blast of escaping pressure that further ruptures the plane’s frame, resulting in a large hole just like the one seen.
“This very much looks like damage from a fragmentation warhead. The fact that it has struck the cockpit rather than an engine also argues for a radar-guided rather than heat-seeking missile,” Dr Fruhling said
“Air-to-air missiles tend to be heat-seekers, that go for the engine and hit the plane directly rather than fragmenting. Those tiny fragmentations looks just like the surface-to-air SA-11 to me,” another expert states
This is a critical point as Russia has suggested that the missile that brought down the plane and its 289 passengers could have been fired by a Ukrainian plane.