This is a story about an alleged BUK launch contrail, its 10 severe problems and the ever changing testimonies that surrounded it. Furthermore it offers a full physical-mathematical debunk of the only evidence supporting the narrative the Eastern Ukrainian rebels and their Russian helpers launched a BUK to take down flight MH17.
One of the detected irregularities. The enhanced versions of the two published photos of the alleged BUK launch trail, showing dark smoke curling up into a white plume. According to Bellingcat this feature showed the first stage exhaust of a BUK launch. When the second picture is moved to fit the trail of the first one, it is obvious the white smoke doesn´t change in shape, i.e. seems to be immune for wind shear effects.
UPDATE JULY 2016
An update by Micha Kobs from July 2016 completes the story. After pressure the photographer gave in and handed over the metadata of photos he made of the smoke coming from the burning remains of the plane. With this the actual windspeed on site could be calculated, which was a condition for calculations to verify the distance the alleged launch plume travelled.
With this Kobs showed the launch plume could NOT have originated from the alleged field. Actually the launchspot must have been located right in the backyard of some people in Pervomais’ke village. See this PDF’s:
THE IMPOSSIBLE LAUNCH SPOT
THE IMPOSSIBLE LAUNCH SPOT pt2
For the entire story and its developments towards this final debunk, you can read the article below and report attached.
The Paris Match BUK picture: Shadows, perspective, digital content, they all seem to be manipulated to construct an image of a situation that never was there. And that´s not the only alleged evidence Michael Kobs deals a serious blow. Is the JIT ready for some serious investigation?
According to many the famous picture of an alleged BUK launch plume is key-evidence regarding the guilt of the Donbass separatists in shooting down flight MH17. But two German engineers show with simple and straightforward calculations actually this plume consists of two totally unrelated trails.