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By Doug Herlihy
For the Sentinel 

The felling of Malaysia Air Flight 17


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Wreckage: Investigators sort through the debris from Malaysia Flight 17

An aviator and air crash expert sought worldwide for his insights into air disasters, Goldendale resident Doug Herlihy recounts the abundant evidence mounting that demonstrates a Russian missile deliberately brought down Malaysia Air Flight 17. This is the third and final part of his story.

The cockpit was ripped from the fuselage, and within seconds the passenger compartment began to disintegrate.

The airplane's hull was torn apart. Wreckage, luggage, passports and bodies fell into farmland and houses in and around Pervomaiskyi, eastern Ukraine, spread over a 19-square mile area. Post-crash fires of the main wreckage consumed much of what was left. There were no survivors. The JIT invest...

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