USA set to prove Pro-Russian rebels are responsible for MH-17

US intelligence officials are expected to present data backing up the theory that pro-Russian rebels are responsible for the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky on Thursday by what is believed to have been a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board, including 39 people who called Australia home.

The White House says US intel officials will present more evidence to indicate the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile system from an area controlled by Moscow-backed separatists.


Investigators say the wreckage has been tampered with since it was shot down.

They’ve now arrived at the site, where there’s an uneasy ceasefire in place.

During the night, a refrigerated train carrying the remains of the victims arrived in Ukraine’s second largest city amid tight security.

Preparations will be made to fly the victims to the Netherlands where Australian authorities will be waiting.

Yesterday, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman signed a condolence book for victims of the tragedy, after a visit to the Gold Coast.

7 Sunshine State locals are among those killed, including Burleigh Heads victim Helena Sidelik.

The Premier joined representatives of the Netherlands, the Phillipines and Belgium to sign the register which will be available at electorate offices and at Parliament House.