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MH17 Shot down over Ukraine

Post  Chatmaster™ on Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:53 pm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-1...kraine/5606004

This is very tragic for all those who have lost loved ones. My heart goes out to their families.

Twenty-seven Australians among 298 killed as Malaysia Airlines 'blown out of sky' by missile over Ukraine

Gallery: Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine
Photo: Firefighters extinguish a fire among the wreckage as night descends on the crash scene. (AFP: Alexander Khudoteply)
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At least 27 Australians were among 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet which was shot down over Ukraine with the loss of all on board.
Flight MH17 was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was apparently blown out of the sky by a missile over rebel-held territory near Ukraine's border with Russia.
Ukrainian wire taps appear to have captured pro-Russian separatists claiming responsibility for downing the jet, but there has been no official confirmation.
However, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament that it appears Russian-backed rebels were behind the tragedy.
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Military analysts say a medium-range ground-to-air missile is the weapon most likely to have been used.


US vice president Joe Biden earlier said the aircraft was "blown out of the sky" and it was "not an accident".
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says 27 Australians were on board the plane but says the number could he higher. Some of the passengers were due to fly onwards to Melbourne, many of them to attend next week's international AIDS conference in the city.
Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists it is currently fighting in the east of the country have both denied shooting the plane down.
Australian authorities are requesting access to the crash site.
Australia's National Security Committee was due to meet this morning to discuss the tragedy, while Mr Abbott told Parliament the Russian ambassador would be called in to meet Ms Bishop.

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"As things stand, this looks less like an accident than a crime. And, if so, the perpetrators must be brought to justice," he said.
"We owe it to the dead and their families. We owe it to the peace and stability of the wider world to establish the facts and we will do all we humanly can to bring that about.
Nationals on board MH17

Netherlands: 154
Malaysia: 43 (including 15 crew and 2 infants)
Australia: 27
Indonesia: 12 (including 1 infant)
UK: 9
Germany: 4
Belgium: 4
Philippines: 3
Canada: 1
Unverified: 41

Source: Malaysia Airlines


"Let me conclude with this: the bullying of small countries by big ones, the trampling of justice and decency in the pursuit of national aggrandisement and reckless indifference to human life should have no place in our world."
Earlier Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said the downing of the airliner was an act of terrorism.
Media reports suggest the aircraft was downed by a Buk ground-to-air missile.
Russia's Interfax news agency says pro-Russian separatists have claimed to have found the plane's black box.
Malaysia Airlines said flight tracking data indicated the plane was at its cruising altitude of 33,000 feet (10,000 metres) when it disappeared.
The BBC quoted one farm worker in the area as saying: "I was working in the field on my tractor when I heard the sound of a plane, then a bang and shots."
Another said: "There was thick black smoke from a nearby factory. From my balcony I saw a plane begin to descend from a great height and then heard two explosions."

Video: Video shows debris falling from sky in Ukraine (*******: Andrew Andreysky)

The disaster comes just four months after Malaysia Airlines lost contact with flight MH370, another Boeing 777 carrying more than 200 people. The fate of that aircraft remains a mystery.
On Twitter, Mr Poroshenko described the incident as an attack by terrorists.
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said he was "shocked".
"I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed," he said on his Twitter account. "We are launching an immediate investigation."
The White House says US president Barack Obama has ordered senior US officials to remain in close touch with Ukrainian officials about the downed plane.
Mr Obama has spoken to Russian president Vladimir Putin about the crash.
"The Russian leader informed the US president about an air-traffic controllers' report that came just before their phone conversation that a Malaysian plane crashed in Ukraine," the Kremlin said in a statement.
Other airlines are now avoiding east Ukrainian air space, including Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa.
"Lufthansa has decided to avoid the east Ukrainian air space by a wide margin with immediate effect," a company spokesperson said.
Infographic: A map shows the path of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing 298 people. (ABC News)

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Re: MH17 Shot down over Ukraine

Post  Overstreet on Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:46 pm

ABC is a media network in the U.S. , controlled by the U.S. government, they are a well known biased network , don't believe everything they say.

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