THE HAGUE: The Dutch Safety Board leading investigation of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash said a preliminary report will be published on Sept 9, Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency reports.

Investigators said the report will provide information based on sources available to the Dutch Safety Board.

The board said it hopes to publish a final report on the causes of the July 17 tragedy within a year.

The Netherlands is in charge of investigation of the Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board including 193 Dutch citizens. –BERNAMA