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Malaysian Airlines Crash (MH17) near Ukraine/Russia border

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Malaysian Airlines Crash (MH17) near Ukraine/Russia border

AFP reporting a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 with 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board crashed near Russian/Ukrainian border.
This does not look good Sad
Edit: Crashed plane reported to be Malaysian Airlines MH17 - Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur - http://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/MAS17
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

Let's hope it turns out to be better than it looks.  Sad
EDIT:  This was flight MH017 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. 250 passengers and 15 crew members. It disappeared from radar at Russia Ukraine border near the city of Rostov
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

Unconfirmed footage on Youtube of smoke from the plane - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTCulEzHQh4
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

If it was shot down, we've got problems!!
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

@ nozzer - This is my concern Sad
Sky News Live - http://news.sky.com/templates/watch-live
Malaysian Airlines to give a statement shortly. Ukrainian ATC refusing to comment, but are aware of a missing aircraft.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

There was a Ukrainian fighter shot down in the same area earlier in the day apparently.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

Sky News: Interfax news agency reports Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board was shot down at altitude
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Thoughts are with the families of those that were on board.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

well you just know both sides will blame the other and the truth wont come out for months if ever
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

NATO has been monitoring the area. We will know very quickly who was responsible.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

allegedly a pro Russian separatist group has claimed responsibility for it claiming they knocked it down with a truck mounted missile for "snooping on there position"......
but that begs the question of why the plane would be flying so low when traversing a conflict zone when international conventions say there supposed to be at 35k feet so the ground launched missiles cant reach them ?
its all very strange and they still haven't found MH370 yet, makes you wonder if this isn't all some conspiracy to start WW3 .....
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If this turns out to be true then it is an utter tragedy and one can only think about the relatives and friends of those on board, it is totally wrong to make a guess who did this or why this was done .
Taking action prior to getting all the facts would be a serious error.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

I'm a bit surprised that Civilian planes are still flying over what is effectively a war zone.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

2001 a Siberian plane exploded over the black sea, the aviation authority ruled it was an accidental SAM launch by Ukraine.
Ukraine have been mortaring that area for weeks, apparently killing civilians, mortaring schools, border checkpoints where the Eastern Ukranians are trying to get over the border to safety.
As for the "pro Russians" claiming responsibility, they are civilians defending their towns and I am pretty sure they don't possess anything that would down a plane 10 clicks up.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

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but that begs the question of why the plane would be flying so low

It was apparently at 10000m.
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Re: Malaysian Airlines Crash near Ukraine/Russia border

its just what was being reported by Interfax (the Russian news agency) as being early indications of whats happened ....
@nozzer ahh that's a bit different ot the Interfax report which said it was at 10,000 feet ...
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