Malaysia to send team to jet crash site in Ukraine

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the government aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove it was shot down.

PTI| Updated: Sep 06, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the government aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove it was shot down.

Najib said the government has "pretty conclusive" intelligence reports about what happened to the jet carrying 298 people but evidence must be collected so that it can be proven beyond a doubt if the case goes to court.

The plane plunged July 17 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists.

Searches of the crash site were halted Aug 6 due to concerns that fighting in the immediate area was a threat.