Friday, July 18, 2014

Unknown Crooks Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 In Ukraine War Zone, 298 Dead

What type of plane was it?
The crashed plane was a Boeing 777-200ER, the same model as that of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 - Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur

Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER
Crew: 15
Passengers: 280
Left Amsterdam: 10:15 GMT
Lost contact: 14:15 GMT at 10,000m (33,000ft)
What Happened?
According to Malaysia Airlines, the plane departed Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at 10:15 GMT (12:15 local time) on 17 July and was due to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 22:10 GMT (06:10 local time).
The airline lost contact four hours later at 14:15 GMT - 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.
Footage later emerged of the crash site, and witnesses spoke of dozens of bodies on the ground.

The Route

Though Ukrainian military aircraft have been shot down over eastern Ukraine by rebels, and the area has been the scene of fierce fighting, the route taken by the Malaysian jet appears to have been subject to no flight restrictions, the International Air Transport Association, an industry group, said. Eurocontrol, a European air safety organization, said the plane apparently was flying at approximately 10,000 meters, which was authorized, although Ukrainian authorities had closed the airspace at lower altitudes.

What caused the crash?

Ukrainian government adviser Anton Herashchenko alleges that the plane was hit by a missile fired by a Buk launcher - a Russian-made, medium-range surface-to-air missile system.
Ukrainian authorities later release a recording they say is a conversation between pro-Russian militants admitting to shooting down the plane.
The US has said the plane was brought down by a missile, but it is unclear who fired it.
Separatist leader Alexander Borodai accused the Ukrainian government of downing the airliner itself.
"Apparently, it's a passenger airliner indeed, truly shot down by the Ukrainian air force," he told Russia's state-run Rossiya 24 TV broadcaster.
Both the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels who have been fighting in the region have denied shooting it down.
Buk surface-to-air missile system

Also known as SA-11 Gadfly (or newer SA-17 Grizzly) Russian-made, mobile, medium range system.
Weapons: Four surface-to-air missiles
Missile speed (max): Mach 3
Target altitude (max): 22,000 metres (72,000ft)
Source: Global Security
The passengers

Captain: Wan Amran Bin Wan Hussin (male, 50 years old)
Captain: Eugene Choo Jin Leong (male, 45 years old)
Vice- captain: Ahmad Hakimi Bin Hanapi (male, 29 years old)
Vice- captain: Muhamad Firdaus Bin Abdul Rahim (male, 27 years old)
Mohd Ghafar Bin Abu Bakar (male, 54 years old)
Dora Shamila Binti Kassim (female, 47 years old)
Azrina Binti Yakob (female, 41 years old)
Lee Hui Pin (female, 42 years old)
Mastura Binti Mustafa (female, 40 years old)
Chong Yee Pheng (female, 40 years old)
Shaikh Mohd Noor Bin Mahmood (male, 44 years old)
Sanjid Singh Sandhu (male, 41 years old)
Hamfazlin Sham Binti Mohamed Arifin (female, 42 years old)
Nur Shazana Binti Mohamed Salleh (female, 31 years old)
Angeline Premila Rajandaran (female, 30 years old)

Cor Pan joked on Facebook about his plane disappearing shortly before it took off.
The Dutch man was off on holiday with his girlfriend Neeljte Tol when he put up a picture of his plane on Facebook - a moment of black humour - with the caption:
"If my flight to Malaysia disappears, this is what it looks like"
His friends responded by wishing him happy holidays but as news broke of the plane crash their communications on his Facebook page betrayed increasing concern which turned to immense sadness.
Ms Hastini, 44, her Dutch husband, John Paulisen, 47, and their two children: a little boy, Arjuna, 5 and a girl, Sri, 3 would visit her family in her hometown of Solo in Central Java every two years during the Eid holiday.
Her brother-in-law told that she worked for a pharmaceutical company in the Netherlands.
But she had been heartbroken that she could not attend her mother's funeral late last year so during this trip the entire family was planning to visit her mother's grave.
Australian teacher Francesca Davison and her husband Liam were returning home from a holiday in Europe
Known as Frankie, the 54-year-old teacher is described by the head of the college she taught at as "an inspiration to all who came in contact with her".
She taught literature and humanities at Toorak College in Victoria and is described as a "dear friend; warm generous and kind".

The list of passengers and nationality are as follows:
  • Netherlands: 193 (Including 1 with dual Netherlands and USA citizenship)
  • Malaysia: 43 (Including 15 crew and 2 Infants)
  • Australian: 27
  • Indonesia: 12 (Including 1 Infant)
  • United Kingdom: 10 (Including 1 with dual UK and South Africa citizenship)
  • Germany: 4
  • Belgium: 4
  • Philippines: 3
  • Canada: 1
  • New Zealand: 1
Total: 298

All of the 283 passengers and 15 crew-members are believed to have died in the crash.

2 Comment :

Anonymous said...

Deepest condolences to the families and crew and passengers of Malaysian Airlines Flught MH17 R.I.P

Henri said...

Appreciate your blog poost


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