BBC will soon air a new documentary on MH17 titled “The Conspiracy Files: Who Shot Down MH17?“. The documentary is made by Mike Rudin.
The program will be aired at May 3 , 9 PM to 10 PM on BBC Two.
Dutch TV program Zembla bought the rights of the BBC docu and will broadcast it at a later date.
Mike Rudin spoke to several people with knowledge on MH17. Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat will be in the program.
BBC will discus some of the scenario’s and fakes likes the faked photo of a fighter jet launching a missile. BBC Russia had an interview with Rudin. A complete overview of what is in the program can be read in this BBC blogpost.
English newspaper Sunday Express exposed some of the content of the BBC program.
Billy Six, a German investigative journalist , interviewed 100 witnesses, seven of whom said they saw a fighter jet. Six said: “One of them even told me how he saw it launch a missile. It was like a small line in the sky going into the clouds. Then he heard the big boom.
There is also a story that the CIA placed two bombs onboard the aircraft. This is clear nonsense as the main damage was caused to the cockpit and from the outside.
The program will be about:
On 17 July 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed, killing 298 passengers in the worst air disaster for two decades.
Alarmingly, the devastating crash occurred just four months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Is this just a coincidence? The cause of the crash has been focus of a host of conspiracy theories, many of which involve Russia, Ukraine and the CIA.
The official investigation report into MH17 flight argues that only a powerful ground-to-air missile could be responsible. Yet, there are eyewitness accounts of other aircrafts seen flying next to MH17 close to impact. To further fuel the conspiracies, Russia and Ukraine blame each other but both countries are unable to provide all the critical radar data from that day.
Family members do not trust the official explanations and there is a long way to go to bring about justice for the victims. This programme tracks down eye witnesses, and speaks with secret intelligence sources to try to sort fact from fiction. Don’t miss this compelling Conspiracy Files unfold to see whether the mystery can be unravelled.
update May 4 2016:
The episode can be seen here