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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:10 pm

http://twitter.com/Reuters/status/489787987337949184

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#BREAKING: Malaysian passenger airliner crashes in Ukraine near Russian border: Interfax cites aviation industry source


[Edited 2014-07-17 08:43:03 by ManuCH]
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:14 pm

Im seeing the breaking news headline on Sky News also.

http://news.sky.com/story/1302864/ma...passenger-plane-crashes-in-ukraine
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 had 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board crashed near Russian border

http://twitter.com/PzFeed/status/489789467650457600

route was AMS-KUL

http://twitter.com/PzFeed/status/489789881015484416

[Edited 2014-07-17 08:16:13]
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:19 pm

Is it MH17? Just going off the route, that appears to be the flight.
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:20 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhUkqs9CQ0w

Video after crash

[Edited 2014-07-17 08:21:06]
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:21 pm

It appears to be 9M-MRD if it was the KUL-AMS flight
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Let's hope that there are some survivors but it doesn't look too hopeful.

Can't help wondering whether this is related to MH370, or to the Ukraine conflict.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Quoting hooverman (Reply 11):
I wonder if it could have been shot down with all the tension in the region.

- Whilst it is early to speculate this could well be a possibility and I'd rather it be this (as awful as it might sound) than a fault with the aircraft or crew.

Thoughts to all the relatives and MAS themselves, what an awful time they have been having for many months and now this, truly tragic.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Not much known as yet.. Nu.nl, Dutch news, site reports this: http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/3830706/...ng-777-stort-neer-in-oekraine.html

Flight MH 17 left AMS at 12:00 local time.

[Edited 2014-07-17 08:29:23]
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:27 pm

This is terrible and I was stunned to hear the breaking news on the radio. They said there are "plumes of black smoke."

@Reply11: Very good point and I did not think of that. It seems like it could be a real possibility, however.

If this was mechanical, do you think this could give insight into what happened to MH370?

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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Malaysian Airlines still has an arrival time for this flight

Flight No. Status Departure City Departure Date & Time Arrival City Arrival Date & Time
0017 DEPARTED Amsterdam 17 Jul 2014 @ 12:14 Kuala Lumpur 18 Jul 2014 @ 06:09

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/hk/en.html

Nothing on Schipol airport website either
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:28 pm

9MMRD Boeing 777-200

This flight left Amsterdam at 12.00 5 hours ago

[Edited 2014-07-17 08:29:09]

[Edited 2014-07-17 08:34:15]

[Edited 2014-07-17 08:35:12]
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:28 pm

Quoting dairy (Reply 16):

"disappeared from radar"

"the transponder signal was lost at FL330 at position N48.56 E37.21 at 13:43Z."

Sounds eerily similar to MH370.
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:28 pm

The heading of this video in this link suggests it was shot down:

http://www.businessinsider.com/malay...businessinsider+(Business+Insider)
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:29 pm

A spokesman for Malaysian Airlines has confirmed "an incident" on board one of its flights and is expected to release a statement shortly.

http://news.sky.com/story/1302864/ma...an-plane-crashes-with-295-on-board
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:29 pm

Flightradar showing flight as canceled

http://www.flightradar24.com/airport/kul/arrivals
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Oh my God... just got home now on way get SMS about this...

Here a Link in German about local News Site: http://www.20min.ch/panorama/news/st...r-der-Ukraine-abgestuerzt-31071758
 
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:31 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved.

I do wonder what this means in terms of the big picture - over 500 people lost within 4 months on the same airline & same aircraft type - that's about as crazy as things can get...
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:32 pm

Whereas this is tragic, all speculation is moot point. Investigations may take months. What a bad year for the T7, which until now had an almost impeccable record...!!!

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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:33 pm

This is tragic and an incredibly dramatic twist of fate.

I hope the fact that it fell in the contested part of Ukraine will not tamper with the investigation.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:33 pm

There's commentary it may have been shot down. Jesus.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Quoting hooverman (Reply 11):
I wonder if it could have been shot down with all the tension in the region.

that's the first thing that crossed my mind aswell, especially since it apparently crashed near the city of Donezk. One of the most embattled cities in the Ukraine.
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Terrible news.  

On a side note: Could we, in regard to early speculations about possible causes, please do a little better than in the MH370-threads? Thanks.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:34 pm

Quoting stlgph (Reply 34):
may have

The flight was at cruise altitude. Shot down is pure speculation
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:34 pm

At 13:26 UTC, flightradar24.com shows MH17 as just across the Russian border at 33k feet. Can't get the site to show the track of the flight, very laggy at my work computer.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:34 pm

My thoughts and condolences go out to the victims, while I hope for survivors.
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Excuse my ignorance on the subject, but can a plane be shot down from that high an altitude?
 
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Quoting hoya (Reply 38):

At 13:26 UTC, flightradar24.com shows MH17 as just across the Russian border at 33k feet

And states Estimated.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:35 pm

Quoting flyenthu (Reply 29):
Flightaware: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/M...7/history/20140717/1000Z/EHAM/WMKK

Still showing the arrival time in KUL.. CNN has no more news at the moment.
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:35 pm

My thoughts are with everybody on board and their family members. I hope there are survivors.

A CBS aviation expert said that it could have been weather related because it is thunder storm season.

If the plane was shot down, it would make sense it would have destroyed and/or caused the shut off of the on board systems.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:36 pm

Reuters:

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#BREAKING: Malaysian plane was brought down by a ground-to-air missile: Interior Ministry adviser, quoted by Interfax

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/489795394411712513
 
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CNN is already jumping to conclusions about the conflict in the area. All of their "specialists" are coming out of the woodwork and getting their time on TV.
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The link in reply 18 say that "Interfax reports citing an industry source that a Malaysia Boeing 777 from Amsterdam to Malaysia has crashed near the Ukrainian/Russian border, the burning wreckage has been located. The aircraft has been shot down, the agency subsequently added."

I hope not but how would Interfax know?
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Quoting ozark1 (Reply 40):
Excuse my ignorance on the subject, but can a plane be shot down from that high an altitude?

It certainly can. However, not with a small, hand fired antiaircraft missile one would expect the separatists may have.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:38 pm

Considering the holiday season just started, many Dutch families will have been on board. Tragic.
 
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Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 40):
A CBS aviation expert said that it could have been weather related because it is thunder storm season.

look at the youtube earlier - clear skies.
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Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 14):
Whilst it is early to speculate this could well be a possibility and I'd rather it be this (as awful as it might sound) than a fault with the aircraft or crew.

Both Russia and Ukraine are both claiming it was shot down and both are blaming each other.
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:39 pm

A Russian fighter recently shot down Ukrainian attack plane in the area - clear act of war, as the Russian fighter was operating within airspace of Russia.

Sorry.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:39 pm

Quoting ozark1 (Reply 36):
Excuse my ignorance on the subject, but can a plane be shot down from that high an altitude?

Yes there are several Soviet era missile systems that can reach an aircraft at that altitude. Although I believe most are vehicle mounted or static, not the shoulder fired MANPADS that have mostly been used.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:39 pm

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 39):
https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/489795394411712513

Who's Interior Ministry is saying this: Ukraine? Russia? Malaysia? Netherlands?
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:40 pm

Quoting United787 (Reply 47):
Who's Interior Ministry is saying this: Ukraine? Russia? Malaysia? Netherlands?

Not Netherlands for sure, probably Russia as Interfax brings the news.
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:41 pm

CNN reporting Malaysia Air confirms they have lost contact with this flight
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RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:41 pm

This is terrible. My thoughts and prayers to the families.

Quoting YWG (Reply 39):
CNN is already jumping to conclusions about the conflict in the area. All of their "specialists" are coming out of the woodwork and getting their time on TV.


Unbelievable....

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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm

Malaysia Airlines Confirms it according to Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07...-in-ukraine/?cmpid=cmty_twitter_fn
 
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm

My condolences to anyone involved in this tragic incident.
I hope we get answers regarding who is responsible and find out the reasons why this many innocent people lost their lives.

Will we see airlines changing flightplans now to avoid Eastern Ukraine / Russia?

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RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm

This has got scenario à la Korean Air cold war shoot down written all over it. Wonder what the NATO radars will show.

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RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm

Quoting dallasnewark (Reply 36):
This plane was likely shut down by the russian sponsored "rebels" who have shut down multiple jets in the past weeks
Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 44):

A Russian fighter recently shot down Ukrainian attack plane in the area - clear act of war, as the Russian fighter was operating within airspace of Russia.

If this is the case, wouldn't most airlines avoid flying through this airspace?
 
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RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:43 pm

The crash is near Donetsk. That's too amazing of a coincidence to not be related to the war there.

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