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.  

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.

Friday, 18 July, 2014, 11:54pm 6 comments

INFOGRAPHIC: Shot down over Ukraine

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

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 want to comfort the families of passengers killed about MH17. Photo: AP

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

Traders monitor TV reports and share values. Photo: Reuters

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

The Fans with their son Kevin on Facebook.Photo: SCMP Pictures

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

Tony Abbott attends a news conference in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday. Photo: Bloomberg

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

Debris of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 Boeing 777, which came down over eastern Ukraine near Donetsk on Thursday. Photo: EPA

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

Debris of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Arilines flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine

18 Jul 2014 - 12:08pm 1 comment

Rebel site suggests insurgents shot down Malaysia plane by mistake

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

Ukrainian workers at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Photo: Reuters

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

Wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane seen near the village near Grabovo in Ukraine yesterday.Photos: Reuters, AFP

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'

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the situation in Ukraine at the briefing room of the White House. Photo: Xinhua

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