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OSCE finds 'puncture marks' on MH17 fuselage
Publish Date: Jul 23, 2014
OSCE finds 'puncture marks' on MH17 fuselage
The convoy of hearses carrying coffins containing the remains of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 drive near Hilversumafter leaving the Eindhoven Airbase to Hilversum following a ceremony following the arrival of a Dutch Air Force C-130 Hercules plane and an Australian Royal Australian Air Force C17 transport plane with the first bodies of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. AFP Photo
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MONITORS from the European security body OSCE and Malaysian inspectors on Wednesday found parts of the fuselage of the downed Malaysian flight MH17 with "significant puncture marks", the OSCE said.

"Some of the materials we saw and have photographed, feature significant puncture marks to the fuselage, almost a piercing mark," said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's special mission to Ukraine.

These parts "were looked at by the Malaysians and I can say that these parts were of very great interest to them," he said, adding that the team had also spotted human remains still lying at the crash site.

Dozens of victims of the flight are still formally unaccounted for, as the first bodies in 40 wooden coffins arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Out of the 298 people on the downed plane, 193 were Dutch.

AFP reporters near the crash site also saw what appeared to be part of the fuselage with puncture marks, resembling the damage left by shrapnel.

AFP

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