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.  

INFOGRAPHIC: In the wake of MH17, aerial routes between Europe and Hong Kong between July 6 and 18

INFOGRAPHIC: In the wake of MH17, aerial routes between Europe and Hong Kong between July 6 and 18

If you flew between Western Europe and Hong Kong recently, did your aircraft pass over a war zone?

Monday, 21 July, 2014, 12:10pm 1 comment

80 children were on board flight MH17, UN says, as rebels 'attempt to destroy crash evidence'

The body of a victim is carried away from the crash site. Photo: AFP

Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as insurgents and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of a downed Malaysian airliner.

20 Jul 2014 - 3:42pm 32 comments

Aids conference vows to honour colleagues killed in MH17 downing

International AIDS Society president Françoise Barre-Sinoussi said six colleagues heading for the conference were on the flight that came down over Ukraine, not 100 as earlier reports had suggested. Photo: AFP

Delegates at a global Aids conference vowed on Saturday to renew efforts to end the deadly disease in honour of the commitment of colleagues killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 came down over Ukraine.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:59pm 2 comments

Russia airs conspiracy theories over downed Malaysia jet MH17

People walk in Lviv, passing a newsstand with newspaper depicting flight MH17. Photo: AFP

Russia’s state-controlled television on Friday wheeled out conspiracy theories to explain the Malaysian air crash, including one holding that it was a bungled attempt to down President Vladimir Putin’s presidential jet.

After Putin said that Ukraine was responsible for the crash, Russian state television focused on several theories that pinned the blame accordingly.

18 Jul 2014 - 11:54pm 6 comments

Rising global anger at downed Malaysia Airlines jet

People lay flowers and light candles in front of the embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev yesterday. Work was continuing to find the remains of the 298 killed when the plane was shot down over Ukraine. Photo: AFP

The UN Security Council held an emergency session yesterday and called for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:33am 16 comments

Passenger joked about downed plane might have been on aboard

Cor Pan

A young Dutchman apparently posted a picture of the downed Malaysian airliner on Facebook minutes before he boarded it, writing: "If it should disappear, this is what it looks like."

19 Jul 2014 - 2:18am

Australian woman loses relatives in both Malaysia Airlines disasters

Kaylene Mann (right)

In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned yesterday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:50am

Grim search for bodies of victims among wreckage of Flight MH17

Plane wreckage. Photo: Reuters

A guidebook on Bali and a children's card game lie amid the debris of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as emergency workers pick through the grisly carnage of the vast crash site, recovering corpse after corpse.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:51am

Relatives of passengers on downed flight gather at Amsterdam airport

Family members of passengers on the downed flight are driven through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on a bus. Photo: Reuters

Distraught and sobbing relatives poured into Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as the Netherlands reeled from the news 154 of its citizens were aboard the Malaysian plane believed to have been shot down in Ukraine.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:51am

Tragedy strikes for photographer

A woman who said her sister was on MH17 weeps at Kuala Lumpur Airport yesterday as she waits for information. Photo: Reuters

For 28 years, well-respected Indonesian photographer Enny Nuraheni moved many with the images she captured of her country's struggles and disasters - Aceh's epic tsunami, sectarian violence, plane crashes.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:51am

Shooting down of Malaysia Airlines plane likely to have significant impact on Ukraine crisis

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and officials observe a minute's silence for MH17 victims. Photo: Reuters

The shooting down of a Malaysian commercial airliner over Ukraine could dramatically broaden the Ukrainian crisis, even before it is determined who bears responsibility.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:18am 4 comments

Urgent need to find the truth about MH17

Rescuers work at the crash site of MH17 of Malaysian Airlines near the city of Shakhtarsk in Ukraine's Donetsk region. Photo: Xinhua

Crucial questions abound about the tragic apparent shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:04am 4 comments

Insurance issue could be 'long and complex'

Observers say insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be complex and lengthy. Photo: AP

Insurance on the Malaysian airliner is likely to pay out relatively quickly if the cause of the crash is determined, but observers say insurance for the loss of 298 lives and other liability could be complex and lengthy.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:16am

Malaysia Airlines passengers in Hong Kong take pragmatic view of events

Justin Loh is not worried about flying. Photo: Jessie Lau

The few passengers checking in at Malaysia Airlines desks at Chek Lap Kok last night were taking a pragmatic view of events.

20 Jul 2014 - 8:47am

Rivals agree on type of missile, but who fired it?

A pro-Russian separatist stands at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photo: Reuters

While Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing - the type of Soviet-era missile used.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:16am