Spui25 organized an interesting evening on MH17 at November 3. Four persons did a presentation of various subjects about MH17.
One of the speakers was Marjolein van Asselt. She is member of the Dutch Safety Board and she did a presentation on the investigation into the cause of the crash.
At the end of the four presentations three of the four presenters were seated on stage and anwered questions of the audience. The representative of the DSB was not supposed to take part in the panel. And she said she was not supposed to answer questions. However the audience addressed the DSB representative in questions. And Mrs Van Asselt did answer the questions. Also after the meeting had ended she answered a couple of questions before she had to leave the building.
There were no real scoops in the DSB presentation but still some interesting small quotes of Mrs van Asselt.
“Almaz Antey published their presentation first on the internet before it was presented to the Dutch Safety Board”. That is not according ICAO Annex 13. I think Van Asselt means the second meeting where Almaz Antey confirmed it was a 9N314M missile
“DSB contacted Russia Today to get information about the recovered cockpit roof parts”. See this item of Sputnik.
DSB staff got the book written by Joost Niemoller titled ‘de Doofpot deal’ as a Christmas present. The goal was to keep everyone of DSB critical.
The statements done by Almaz Antey done in the DSB investigation must be regarded as official statements of the Russian Federation . So this means the Russian Federation agrees MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile
“DSB did not interview eyewitness on the ground. That is a task of the prosecutor”
“DSB learned a lot from the Russian Federation about the warhead. Almaz Antey was initially not sure which warhead had bowtie fragments. DSB did not have the knowledge. Without the help of the Russian Federation DSB could not have concluded a 9N314M warhead must have been used because of the unique fingerprint being bow-tie fragments”by