Initial radar data of the 2014 Malaysia Airlines passenger Boeing 777 crash was submitted to the Dutch investigators in a file as it was initially registered and it could be altered, the Almaz-Antey Concern has announced, RIA Novosti reports.
So, the concern refutes statements of the Netherlands prosecution that Russian radars were incapable of registering the missile that shot down the plane. “We would like to stress that without destroying the structure of the initial file it is impossible to make changes in the data. It would have been seen immediately,” they said at the concern.
They added that the initial radar information was sent to the investigation before the procedure of filtering out by the equipment of the airway surveillance radar.
The Netherlands prosecution investigating the MH17 crash previously stated that experts who were in charge of analyzing the radar data handed over by the Russian side came to a conclusion that the missile could be launched from a Buk air defense missile system being at the same time “invisible on radar images.” But the fact that it was not fixed by the radars does not mean that it was not in the sky, the experts noted.
EADaily reminds that the Boeing 777, flight MH17, destined from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed on July 17, 2014, in the sky above the territory of Donetsk Region. All 298 people, citizens of ten states, aboard were killed in the crash. Among the possible causes of the crash were cited strikes by a surface-to-air or air-to-air missile. The Ukrainian authorities and militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic accused each other in the downing of the plane.