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Puncture marks on MH 17 plane fuselage, crash site observers say

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Analysts said the characteristics of the damage to the plane support the U.S.-backed theory of what kind of weapon took it down. (Source: CBS) Analysts said the characteristics of the damage to the plane support the U.S.-backed theory of what kind of weapon took it down. (Source: CBS)

DONETSK, UKRAINE (CBS) - Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Wednesday said they found what appeared to be puncture marks on parts of the fuselage of the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down in eastern Ukraine.

Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, was briefing reporters after Malaysian experts and OSCE observers visited a new crash site in a village in eastern Ukraine, close to the area where the plane crashed.

Independent military analysts said the size, spread, shape and number of shrapnel impacts visible in an AP photograph of a piece of the wreckage all point to a missile system like the SA-11 Buk.

U.S. analysts have also concluded that an SA-11 was the likely weapon.

Speaking to journalists in Donetsk, Bociurkiw also said some body parts were spotted, still at the crash site.

"We did see actually some human remains today and I know that some of you have come up to me saying that reports of more bodies are being spotted. We will take note of that, try to get their exact location and try to triangulate that tomorrow and see if that's indeed the case," he said.

Jan Tuinder, the Dutch official in charge of the international team dealing with the dead, said that at least 200 bodies had been sent to Kharkiv aboard a refrigerated train for transport to the Netherlands and that more remains could be found once the body bags were examined fully.

Ukraine and Western nations are pressing the pro-Russian rebels who control the crash site to allow an unfettered investigation, something Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would use his influence to achieve.

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