Downed flight MH17 was one of 160 passenger planes over eastern Ukraine


Flight MH17 which was brought down by a Russian-made missile killing 298 people was one of 160 passenger planes flying over eastern Ukraine that day, Dutch investigators have said.

The warhead exploded to the left of the cockpit, causing it to break off as it was showered with fragments of metal, and the Boeing 777 broke up in mid-air, the Dutch Safety Board found.

Relatives were told at a briefing in The Hague that loved-ones would have died very soon after the Buk missile exploded.

There were 10 Britons on board the Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur last July.