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    This photo taken on July 26, 2014 shows flowers, left by parents of an Australian victim of the crash, laid on a piece of the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in the Donetsk region

    Russian Missile Maker Blows Up Decommissioned Boeing in MH17 Probe

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    On October 13 Russia’s Almaz-Antey missile manufacturer will present the results of its experimental destruction of a Boeing jet similar to the MH17 plane shot down over Ukraine last year to prove the jet was not shot down by modern Russian weapons, Russian media reported Thursday.

    "The company will present the results of a real-time simulation of a BUK missile hitting a passenger jet which we hope will help us understand what exactly caused the July 17, 2014 crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukraine’s Donetsk region,” Almaz-Antey said in a statement.

    Almaz-Antey specialists exploded a missile beneath a decommissioned Boeing as part of the experiment which they said was expensive but necessary.

    The company also said that a preliminary analysis of the experiment’s results had confirmed its original version of the tragedy that killed all 298 passengers and crew on board Flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

    In June Almaz-Antey presented its report on the MH17 disaster, which showed that the Boeing 777 had been shot down by a Buk-M1 missile system from territory controlled by the Ukrainian military.

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