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    Malaysia Airlines MH17 was flying just 1,000ft above restricted airspace
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 was flying just 1,000ft above restricted airspace

    All flights now barred from eastern Ukraine, where airliner was downed, but UK carriers recently given all-clear to overfly areaMalaysia Airlines flight MH17 was flying just 1,000 feet (300 metres) above restricted airspace when it was shot down, according to the European air traffic control body.Eurocontrol said Ukrainian authorities had barred...

    Former air crash investigator says Ukraine-Russia tensions could hamper investigations
    Jul17

    Former air crash investigator says Ukraine-Russia tensions could hamper investigations

    David Gleave explains the implications of the crash for Malaysia Airlines and international flight in eastern Europe …read more Source: The...

    Missile destroys Malaysia Airlines plane and kills 295 people
    Jul17

    Missile destroys Malaysia Airlines plane and kills 295 people

    Pro-Russia rebels are blamed as airliner is downed over Ukraine, close to Russian borderThe president of Ukraine accused Pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet, killing all 280 passengers and 15 crew.The huge loss of life threatens to have wide-ranging and unpredictable consequences, coming just...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Malaysian PM launches investigation after plane ‘shot down’ over Ukraine
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Malaysian PM launches investigation after plane ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    Malaysian authorities have launched an investigation into what downed a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet carrying almost 300 people in eastern, rebel-held Ukraine amid claim and counter-claim it had shot down by missiles. One unconfirmed report said nine of the passengers were believed to be British citizens. …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: The world waits for answers – and dreads the consequences
    Jul17

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: The world waits for answers – and dreads the consequences

    The United States and other Western powers were tonight grasping for intelligence on the precise circumstances of the loss of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine today amid troubling, if as yet unproven, suspicions that Russia may in the end be forced to take either direct or indirect responsibility. The diplomatic fall-out...

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: Battle for control of the skies has intensified as the balance of power shifts in Ukraine
    Jul17

    Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash: Battle for control of the skies has intensified as the balance of power shifts in Ukraine

    As the weeks have passed after a ceasefire collapsed and the Ukrainian government resumed its anti-separatist offensive with renewed strength, fighting has gone in fits and starts. But the targets have got larger, attacks more dramatic, and the weaponry more sophisticated. …read more Source: The...

    Questions over ground-to air capability of rebels
    Jul17

    Questions over ground-to air capability of rebels

    Separatists have become more effective at downing aircraft, claiming at one point to have capture Ukrainian long-range missile systems …read more Source: Financial...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Why was a passenger plane flying over a conflict zone in Ukraine?
    Jul17

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Why was a passenger plane flying over a conflict zone in Ukraine?

    As a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was ‘shot down’ over the recently-declared Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, many were left begging one question: What was the embattled airline doing flying over a region of the globe that has been consumed by near-civil war for the past six months? …read more Source: The...

    A history of aircraft that have been shot down
    Jul17

    A history of aircraft that have been shot down

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 may be the latest passenger aircraft to be brought down by militaries around the globe On 20 April 1978 two Soviet fighter jets intercepted Korean Air flight 902 near Murmansk after it veered off course. The jets reportedly fired at the plane after the pilot did not respond and it was forced to make an emergency...

    EU calls for ‘international enquiry’ into Ukraine air crash
    Jul17

    EU calls for ‘international enquiry’ into Ukraine air crash

    An airliner carrying 295 people has crashed in a conflict zone in east Ukraine, with all on board presumed dead. …read more Source:...

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