What is the difference between the Dutch Safety Board investigation (OVV) and the JIT investigation?
The two investigations have a different goal. The JIT investigation focuses on the prosecution of the perpetrators and the OVV investigation’s purpose is to draw safety lessons from the accident for future use. Both the JIT and the OVV investigate the cause of the crash. In addition, the OVV looks at the decision-making process concerning the determination of the flight routes to be followed and the availability of passenger lists of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. The JIT investigation is aimed at identifying the suspects.