Russian arms maker Almaz-Antei conducted an experiment on Oct. 13 by blowing up the nose of an Il-86 jet to simulate the downing of MH17 in an effort to blame Ukraine for the crash.
The experiment has been ridiculed by experts, who pointed out that a
different plane type and a non-moving warhead on the ground was used to
simulate a rapidly moving rocket in the sky. Almaz-Antei’s use of a
7th-grade geometry textbook and its claim that experiments cannot be
refuted have also been mocked.