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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.  

Australian woman loses relatives in both Malaysia Airlines disasters

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.

Saturday, 19 July, 2014, 1:50am

Passenger joked about downed plane might have been on aboard

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

Rising global anger at downed Malaysia Airlines jet

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

Russia airs conspiracy theories over downed Malaysia jet MH17

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

INFOGRAPHIC: Shot down over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. 

18 Jul 2014 - 5:09pm

Relatives of MH370 know exactly what it's like

The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) in Ukraine recalled some of the worst memories of relatives of people aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370), which disappeared on March 8 going from from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing.

18 Jul 2014 - 3:22pm

Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt after Ukraine downing

Shares of Malaysia Airlines tumbled the most in nine weeks on news it had lost a second plane in four months, and the fresh blow threatens to bring Malaysia's unprofitable national airline to an end unless the government buys it out, say analysts.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:07am 1 comment

Hong Kong-born chef and wife died aboard Flight MH17 after change of route

Fan Shun-po, a cook working at a restaurant in Rotterdam, was travelling with his Malaysian wife Jenny Loh, according to a Dutch newspaper.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:09am 6 comments

Australian PM points finger at Russia over downed Malaysian plane

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott blamed Russia on Friday over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jetliner over eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board.

18 Jul 2014 - 12:06pm

What is known about the Malaysian Airlines plane crash in Ukraine

Here’s what is known, and what has been claimed, about Thursday’s downing of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine.

18 Jul 2014 - 11:00am 2 comments

Timeline: The tragic history of civilian airliners shot down since the cold war

18 Jul 2014 - 12:08pm 1 comment

Rebel site suggests insurgents shot down Malaysia plane by mistake

A social media site attributed to a top Ukrainian rebel commander said the insurgents had shot down an army transporter at the location where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed Thursday near the Russian border.

18 Jul 2014 - 2:37pm 4 comments

Malaysia Airlines passenger jet ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 295 people on board was hit by a missile and crashed over eastern Ukraine last night.

18 Jul 2014 - 9:34am 2 comments

‘Bodies were scattered all around’: chaos as rescue workers arrive at crash site

Witnesses near the crash site where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane came down in eastern Ukraine described a scene of chaos with dozens of bodies scattered around the smouldering wreckage.

18 Jul 2014 - 12:45pm

Obama says Europe should see the tragedy of MH17 as 'wake-up call'

President Barack Obama said the US has concluded that a surface-to-air missile launched from insurgent-held territory in eastern Ukraine brought down a Malaysia Air jetliner, killing all 298 people on board.

22 Jul 2014 - 10:34am 136 comments