List of MH17 airframe parts
This page should contain a complete list of major MH17 airframe parts that can be identified in photographs.
The table should contain at least two colums
- Photograph for identification
- Name as given by us. Examples: "tail", "left wingtip", "flight deck" "left side rear door",
- location on airframe
- location on ground
- notes and sources
The table should be split in two.
- undamaged parts
- Parts with shrapnel (or bullet) damage
Only these sections are known to have any visible shrapnel damage.
| Left cockpit panel|
Oval and irregular holes of 20-30 mm diameter, which some described as exit holes but apparently not (see here).
|Assembled left side of the cabin, Ibtimes, October 13, 2015.|
| Angle of attack panel|
Located on the left side of the cockpit, right next to to the blast hole in the area of the worst damage.
Pilot seat source, another photo
| Flight deck|
Includes centre, and right cockpit panels and front lower fuselage.
Frame of left side windscreen with bullet holes is seen at bottom of photo.
| Cockpit center left window frame|
Round "machine gun" like entry holes of about 15-20 mm diameter.
Part also seen on the left in this photo and at 9 seconds in this video.
| Entry holes|
| Cockpit roof section|
Location: 8 km west of main crash site
| Smaller cockpit roof section|
| Left side engine pod|
Location: Petropavlivka, 48° 8′ 8.4″ N – 38° 32′ 14.4″ E
Photo: Engine lined up with cockpit windows
| Left side engine cowling|
| Left engine nacelle top|
Inlet cowling piece, with RR logo: 20:35 on the video -compare with RR Trent 800
| Left engine fan blade|
| Left wingtip|
Scratches and tears in a straight line extending to the left side of the cockpit. Have been variously described as caused by rods from a rod warhead or bullets.
|Left wing flap|
Quite high density of holes noted.
Source: Novaia Gazeta, Fig.9
|Location uncertain.Source: Southfront, Nov. 25, 2016|
Not collected parts
Video shows parts not collected by the Dutch, including a door with damage
|Right side of cockpit|
Shrapnel hit fuselage behind bulkhead or flew perpendicular to the fuselage. The upper hole appeared after recovery.
| Cockpit central window frame + lower panel|
Holds windshield vipers. Seen in lower part of this photo.
| Front lower fuselage + landing gear|
Location: connected with flight deck
|Forward fuselage roof|
| Right front door section (Exit R2)|
|Right rear door section (Exit R3)|
|Right tail door section (Exit R4) - should connect directly to tail section. Sits next to -ia section.|
| Left floor panel under Exit L1|
|Left front door section (Exit L1)|
| Left front door section (Exit L2) + roof. Location: Petropolovka|
| Forward left side panel|
Between STA529 and STA655, connects directly to Left front door section (Exit L2).
| Left / right? fuselage side panels|
Fuselage above wing
| Side panel with holes|
Shows secondary damage from colliding with flying debris.
|Left center roof section|
| Roof section STA466|
Extends from STA358 to STA529 – from foremost doors (R1, L1) to front part of passenger compartment
|Front cargo bay floor|
| Front fuselage|
Location: "wooded area more than a kilometre away from the main crash site"
- Extraordinary’ new clue found: MH17 fuselage part with 'MACHINE-GUN TYPE OF HOLES' – Malaysia Chronicle, 25 July 2014
- MH17 hull parts – Veli-Pekka Kivimäki
- Veli-Pekka Kivimäki on Twitter
- Identifying MH17 parts: nose & flight deck (Section 41) – Veli-Pekka Kivimäki
- Map of a Tragedy: How MH17 Came Apart Over Ukraine – WSJ (List of sections + locator maps)
- MH17 approximative reconstruction by wreckages pictures (v.05, 20 pieces, traces) Unity Web Player
Wreckage displayed in Holland
- Wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 displayed in a hangar at Gilze Rijen airbase, Netherlands - Daily Mail (UK), March 3, 2015 (16 photos)
- MH17 plane reconstructed from fragments of wreckage recovered from crash site in Ukraine [Photos] - David Sim, IB Times, October 13, 2015