Aviation Photo #2536717 Boeing 777-2H6/ER - Malaysia Airlines

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During its last departure. A few hours later this flight made world headlines when it was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
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    Gerard Helmer
    Malaysia Airlines
    Boeing 777-2H6/ER
    Boeing 777-200
    Boeing 777-200
    Boeing
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    9M-MRD
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    July 17, 2014
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Anonymous
4 years ago
I never thought I would see a photo of this plane just a few hours before it perished! RIP to all those aboard MH17!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Why is "RC" written at the front of the plane even though this is 9M-MRD ? It's rather odd.
Netherlands
1 year ago
There is no "RC" written at the front. It's a damaged 'D'. The registration on the backside of the plane debunks this bogus story.
Cor Pan, one of the Dutch passengers, posted the now famous picture of this plane at the gate, right before boarding. In a morbid joke he added "This is what it looks like, in case it gets missing" (referring to the missing MH370). If only he knew...
In Cor Pan's picture, the damaged 'D' is also visible.
Anonymous
4 years ago
RIP to all on board. What a sad day for us all. MAS, please keep the flag flying, it's a great airline caught in very difficult circumstances. Gerard, thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I'm really quite curious of this aircraft tag. If you see at the front side of the aircraft, the front plate writes RC code, instead of RD! Something fishy is really going on during this tragedy! :O
Anonymous
4 years ago
There's the proof! "RD" on the nose gear was torn, thus appears to look like "RC" and therefore aroused suspicion when Cor Pan took that photo of it
Anonymous
4 years ago
That eerie feeling when you see this deparure and think about people on board who are just happy and relaxed. Some of them are doing their work, some are anticipating arriving home, some enjoying their long-waited trip that has finally started. And nobody of them knows what horror they are going to come through at their final moments. Better not to imagine...
I've been a passenger so many times but now I will always remember MH17 at every departure. This outrageous crash once again proves that our life is so fragile, and unfortunately people killing other innocent people in such a cruel way is getting normal in our world.
I hope very much that nonhumans who are responsible for those poor 298 souls will some time bear all the weight of retrubition.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Perhaps the "RD" and "RC" on this bird are failed attempts at changing "RO"???
Anonymous
4 years ago
The "RC" is actually "RD" with part of the D faded away. So it vaguely resembles a C now. I noticed this when I walked on the ramp underneath the aircraft on that fateful day.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Take a look at other pictures guys, http://www.airliners.net/photo/Malaysia-Airlines/Boeing-777-2H6-ER/2497998/L/ you can see there is some "thing" covering that portion of the D letter.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great shot, a plane in its final hours. RIP to all those killed.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Probably one of the saddest photos on Anet. Nobody would have thought that this majestic beast would be killed mercilessly only hours later.

May god bless the souls onboard MH17
Anonymous
3 years ago
Just tragic.. Weird looking at this plane when you know the sad ending..
Anonymous
3 years ago
Today one year ago, RIP to the ones on board and strength for the ones who are left behind
Anonymous
2 years ago
Historic photo. RIP to all on board.
1   Victoria, Australia
6 months ago
rest in peace stupid ukrainian soldiers

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