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Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Malaysia Airlines flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. Separatist pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian government traded accusations over who is to blame for the attack on the civilian airliner that killed all 298 people on board the plane.  

Malaysia Airlines crew suffer crisis of pain and doubt

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe.

Monday, 28 July, 2014, 11:19pm 1 comment

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’: UN

The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the UN said as the death toll from fighting in eastern Ukraine claimed more than 1,100 lives.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:51pm

Malaysia Airlines being 'rigid and bureaucratic' say victim families

The family of two brothers who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 called the carrier "rigid and bureaucratic", saying it has offered no professional grief counselling in more than a week.

28 Jul 2014 - 4:32am

Ukraine fighting blocks international team access to MH17 crash site

Fighting around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by international experts yesterday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to allow international police and investigators into the area.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:06am

MH17 tragedy proves need for a higher authority on flight safety

The forcing down of flight MH17 by what is widely believed to have been a missile has had an unprecedented impact on the aviation industry. It could have been any one of several well-known airlines also operating in the same flight corridor that day.

28 Jul 2014 - 3:08am 1 comment

First MH17 victims identified as grieving relatives defy safety worries to visit crash site

Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster, as grieving relatives defied safety concerns to pay an emotional visit to the crash site.

27 Jul 2014 - 12:45pm

MH17 and Israel's Gaza invasion highlight historical disconnect

The past 10 days have been depressing not just because of two very public outrages, the downing of flight MH17 and the Gaza war, but also because of the many disconnects in international relationships they raise. One of those relates to Hong Kong.

27 Jul 2014 - 4:01am 18 comments

Black week for aviation a reminder of the 'magic of flight and fragility of life'

Nearly 300 passengers are killed when their plane is shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm in Taiwan, and yet another crashes in West Africa.

26 Jul 2014 - 1:27am

Australian troops to help secure flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine

Australian troops plan to join a police contingent helping to secure the site in Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday.

26 Jul 2014 - 4:29am

‘Our hell beyond hell’: Parents of Hong Kong-raised children lost on flight MH17 tell of grief

Three siblings on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over the Ukraine grew up in Hong Kong and were much-loved students at the Australian International School.

26 Jul 2014 - 3:03am 7 comments