MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine should organize a search for parts of the missile that could have been launched in the east of the country around the area where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying, the head of Rosaviatsiya, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko said Friday.
“Taking in to account that the site of the flight incident is inland and the range of the attack is not over 50 kilometers [31 miles], such search work could be conducted with a high level of efficiency,” Neradko added.
The Rosaviatsiya head also said that the previous experience of plane crash investigations shows that the search work could be viable and quite effective.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. All 298 people on board died in the crash. Kiev authorities and independence supporters have been trading blame for the downing of the plane, with independence supporters insisting they lacked the technology to shoot down a target flying at an altitude of nearly 33,000 feet.
Earlier on Monday, the UN Security Council condemned the downing of the passenger plane and unanimously voted in support of a thorough and independent international investigation of the incident. In a resolution the UN Council also demanded permission for international experts on the crash site and that their safety is ensured.