Another MH crash?


petetherock

Senior Member
Oct 9, 2006
1,658
4
38
#2
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28354856

[h=1]Malaysia airliner crashes in Ukraine - reports[/h]

A Malaysian airliner with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine near the border with Russia, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, reports say.
Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with Flight MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukraine, it said in a tweet.
 

petetherock

Senior Member
Oct 9, 2006
1,658
4
38
#4
According news agency Interfax it has been shot down. Any confirmation about that? The area is full of weirdos with weapons...
That's what the BBC is currently reporting...
 

richiemccaw1

Senior Member
Feb 21, 2013
3,103
27
48
Singapore
#5
Initial reports claim it's by an anti-air missile. How suay is that!?
 

petetherock

Senior Member
Oct 9, 2006
1,658
4
38
#9
MH and their insurance underwriter will be tearing their hair out... At least the crash site won't be hard to locate..
Condolences to thoses affected and RIP
 

Prismatic

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2003
1,323
0
36
38
In the void.
Visit site
#14
Just saw the news, very shocking. It's actually quite difficult to shoot down a commercial airliner; would need quite a large SAM with enough fuel to reach that altitude. Apparently the separatists have obtained the black box and sent it to Russia. Wow, now we will never know. Russia's track record with investigating planes downed with missiles hasn't been all that great historically. Just sayin.
 

Last edited:
Mar 30, 2013
2,016
11
38
+65
#15
My condolences to the victims and their families. Going to escalate to an international crisis soon.
 

Bukitimah

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2010
1,268
6
38
Singapore
#17
This is not just MAS or Malaysia problem but an international problem. If it is shot down, those responsible must be taken to task by the world. Whoever support them are enemy to the world. Every second, there are planes flying everywhere, how could we allow such thing to happen?

Shooting down a plane above 10,000 m is not something any ordinary guy or organization is capable of doing.
 

armadillo

New Member
Jan 30, 2006
1,381
2
0
Pinnacle@Duxton
#18
This time, more than half passengers are Dutch.
Very sad to see this kind of incident.
RIP.
 

An drew

Senior Member
May 27, 2005
3,920
9
38
#19
Just saw the news, very shocking. It's actually quite difficult to shoot down a commercial airliner; would need quite a large SAM with enough fuel to reach that altitude. Apparently the separatists have obtained the black box and sent it to Russia.
It is even more difficult to make an airliner disappear. Maybe the Russians think that if the Americans can bring down one MH without repercussions, so can they. We need the referee to give 2 red cards.
 

Top Bottom