German government warned of dangers before MH17 shootdown

The German government had intelligence indicating the danger of surface-to-air missiles in the Ukraine region where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last year, according to German media reports.

Flight MH17, a Boeing 777, crashed July 17, 2014 during a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people onboard were killed. Damage found on aircraft wreckage of indicated there were impacts from a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft, according to a Dutch Safety Board accident report.

The Dutch report also said that three other airliners were in the area when MH17 crashed; one of them, a Boeing 777, was following MH17 on the same track and altitude.

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