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MAS B772 9M-MRD (Ex Heliconia) Flight MH17 AMS-KUL Shot Down by Russian Missile in Ukraine All 298 POB Killed


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#41 Sharil Abdul Rahman

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:23 AM

How do I feel now?

 

Sad. Confused. Angry. Speechless.

 

I know all the tech crew, and some of the cabin crew too. Just flew MRD to DAC and back last Sunday. And just fly the area last month.

 

I am really sorry for your loss. :(



#42 JuliusWong

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:25 AM

9M-MRD first flight was on 17th July 1997.

Delivered to Malaysia Airlines on the 29th July 1997.

Crashed on 17th July 2014.

Exactly 17 years after her life ended abruptly....

 

God! Deliver us from evil.......................

 

Transaero, Thai Airways has tweeted and fb their condolonces. LH, UN and some other are avoiding Ukraine airspace.



#43 xtemujin

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:44 AM

Black box found.

#44 Kenneth Chong

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:49 AM

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#45 JuliusWong

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:11 AM

The hard truth.......................I don't think I can sleep tonight.

 

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#46 Adam Lawrence

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:47 AM

MAS livery consists of red,blue and white colours, similar to Russian flag. Is it possible that the Ukrainian military misidentified it as a Russian aircraft? 



#47 Radzi

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:12 AM

MAS livery consists of red,blue and white colours, similar to Russian flag. Is it possible that the Ukrainian military misidentified it as a Russian aircraft? 

 

As Captain Nik Huzlan said on TV3 just now, no,



#48 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:20 AM

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#49 Nguyen Vu Loc

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:24 AM

I was shocked when reading this tragic news. How come all these disasters fell down on MH within these last months! My deepest condolences to the families of crew and passengers of MH017 and my share of the sorrow that you Malaysians feel right now.



#50 flee

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:31 AM

How do I feel now?

 

Sad. Confused. Angry. Speechless.

 

I know all the tech crew, and some of the cabin crew too. Just flew MRD to DAC and back last Sunday. And just fly the area last month.

Yes, much like most of us here at MWings. I said, "s#1t, oh no, not again!" as I read the CNN News alert on my phone.

 

Tried to sleep as I am flying early this morning - but can't help thinking about how you guys were doing. So glad to know that you are not on board. That is about the only positive news.

 

My condolences to all those who are affected by this disaster. Its so very unfortunate. :(



#51 Hakan

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:00 AM

I'm really sad about heard that. I read the news when I was job but I didn't have check the all news just only check out on tablet pc. Now I'm at home and reading all news.

 

I'm deeply sorry about your loss. My condolences to all friends, fellows and families of victims.



#52 Geoff R.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:09 AM

A truly sad day. Unfortunately this is not the first time a civil airliner has been mistakenly or deliberately shot down claiming hundreds of innocent lives.

 

This tragedy could even have fatal consequences for Malaysia Airlines given its current financial situation. Pan Am's loss at Lockerbie certainly contributed to it going bankrupt two years after the event.

 

Geoff 



#53 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:11 AM

The most probable culprit at the moment, a pro-Russia (or Russian-backed) Ukrainian separatist.

 

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This is the deleted announcement about 'a success of an airstrike to (what they thought) a Ukrainian military transporter plane' currently trending worldwide.

 

Hoping to see the passengers manifest soon. What confirmed so far is:

 

154 Dutch

27 Australian

23 + 15 Malaysian

11 Indonesian

6 British

4 German

4 Belgian

3 Filipino

1 Canadian

 

Official press conference at 4 am.

 



#54 AlvinLvK

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:36 AM

A really sad news..RIP to all passengers and crews onboard. .

#55 xtemujin

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:49 AM

Singapore Airlines SQ351 (B777) and Air India AI113 (B787) were about 25 km from #MH17 when it disappeared. pic.twitter.com/BVDMlqGOjG

MH 17 - Ukraine 17 July 2014

EUROCONTROL has been informed that MH 17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in the eastern part of Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those on board.

According to our information, the aircraft was flying at Flight Level 330 (approximately 10,000 metres/33,000 feet) when it disappeared from the radar. This route had been closed by the Ukrainian authorities from ground to flight level 320 but was open at the level at which the aircraft was flying.

Since the crash, the Ukrainian authorities have informed EUROCONTROL of the closure of routes from the ground to unlimited in Eastern Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk Flight Information Region). All flight plans that are filed using these routes are now being rejected by EUROCONTROL. The routes will remain closed until further notice.

The European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell is being activated to coordinate the response to the impact of the airspace closure.

MH 17 - Ukraine | Eurocontrol

Edited by xtemujin, 18 July 2014 - 05:55 AM.


#56 iwan

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:51 AM

Woke up praying hard the news wasnt true. This is indeed a tragedy and it seems like we are now involved in a world conflict.

#57 Eddy Liew

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:05 AM

Sad, shock, numb. Another major aviation disaster for MAS.  Another B777 lost in the fleet. In less than a 6 months gap.

 

RIP to all those souls on board... Our prayers for all of you. JuliusWong's post #42 sure makes it an eery reading.  



#58 Johan Z

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

I'm speechless too. My thoughts and prayers to the victims and their family.



#59 Cire

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:24 AM

WASHINGTON : If a Malaysian airliner was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday as alleged by Kiev, military analysts say a medium-range missile was the most likely culprit.

Experts say a surface-to-air missile with a mid-range would be well able to strike a plane that was reportedly flying at an altitude of more than 30,000 feet (10 kilometers).

Both Russian and Ukrainian forces have variants of the Buk, a surface-to-air missile system – including SA-11 and SA-17 missiles – that can hit targets at an altitude of up to 25 kilometers.

Under NATO’s terminology, the Buk missile is referred to as the “Gadfly.”

Shoulder-launched weapons have been blamed for the downing of several Ukrainian aircraft in recent days, but those attacks occurred at much lower altitudes, analysts said.

“A short-range, shoulder-launched weapon has been responsible for several aircraft lost in the last few days. . . but it wouldn’t be able to reach an altitude of 30-odd thousand feet,” said Edward Hunt, senior defense analyst at IHS Jane’s consultancy.

“It would have to be a missile of a certain capability,” Hunt told AFP.


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A very very dark episode indeed for both Malaysia and MAS. What a catastropic human error ! Prayers and condolences to the families' members of both crew and passengers.


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#60 zeqa

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:29 AM

I'm just speechless. :(






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