Passengers 'could have been conscious' as the plane crashed to the ground

Passengers 'could have been conscious' as the plane crashed to the ground

Investigators believe passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 could have been conscious for a minute or more as the plane crashed to the ground.

A Dutch-led team found the Boeing 7-7-7 was brought down by a Russian-made missile as it flew over heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

Earlier the key findings were presented to families.

Robby Oehlers' cousin was killed in the disaster, he spoke to reporters after.

"They also said that the plane moved because there was bad weather, thunderstorms, so they came above the war zone.

"It shouldn't have happened."

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