Ukrainian official: Black boxes show MH17 was downed by ‘massive, explosive decompression’ from shrapnel

Ukrainian security service spokesman Andrei Lysenko said on July 28 that data recorders recovered from Malaysia Airlines flight 17 show the jetliner was downed after being struck by shrapnel from a missile that caused a “massive, explosive decompression.”

The plane’s recorders, commonly known as ‘black boxes’, have been sent to experts in the United Kingdom to be examined, and further information extracted from them is expected to be released soon.

All 298 people on board the Boeing 777-200 jet that was on route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam were killed when it was purportedly shot out of the sky by an advanced surface-to-air rocket.

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