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    Most passengers on doomed airliner were Dutch
    Jul18

    Most passengers on doomed airliner were Dutch

    The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday was carrying 295 people from at least nine countries. Here is a breakdown of the nationalities of those on board:Netherlands: 154Malaysia: 38 (including 15 crew)Australia: 27Indonesia: 11United Kingdom: 6Germany: 4Belgium: 4Philippines: 3Canada:...

    Putin Blames Ukraine For Downing Of Passenger Plane In Pro-Russian Rebel Territory
    Jul18

    Putin Blames Ukraine For Downing Of Passenger Plane In Pro-Russian Rebel Territory

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over pro-Russian separatist territory in the east on Thursday, saying it would not have happened if Kiev had not mounted a campaign against the rebels, CNBC reported. “Without doubt the government of the territory on which it happened...

    U.S. Vice President Says Malaysian Plane ‘Apparently Shot Down’
    Jul18

    U.S. Vice President Says Malaysian Plane ‘Apparently Shot Down’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on July 17 that the Malaysian Airlines flight which crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border was “apparently shot down” and “blown out of the sky.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    With Leaked Calls, Ukrainian Government Accuses Rebels Of Involvement In Crash
    Jul18

    With Leaked Calls, Ukrainian Government Accuses Rebels Of Involvement In Crash

    Ukraine’s security services have published what they said were three intercepted telephone conversations that they said proved rebels were responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner. In the first recording, the security services said, rebel commander Igor Bezler tells Russian military intelligence officer Vasili Geranin that rebel shot...

    Markets Fall on Malaysian Airliner Crash
    Jul18

    Markets Fall on Malaysian Airliner Crash

    News of a Malaysian Airlines jet crash on the Ukraine Russia border, with 295 passengers, put traders on edge. Airline stocks were lower as were the major indexes. After the closing bell, shares of Google rose, even though the earnings per share fell short. Revenue increased by 22 percent- thanks to strong demand for ads on its websites....

    4 Other Times Commercial Flights Got Shot Down
    Jul18

    4 Other Times Commercial Flights Got Shot Down

    U.S. officials have confirmed that a surface-to-air missile hit the Malaysia Airlines flight that went down over Ukraine on Thursday. As NPR notes, it’s rare for a civilian airliner to be shot down from the air even though it’s not unheard of. Here are four other notable instances of passenger planes being shot down: Feb. 21, 1973:...

    Anguish in Amsterdam as Families of Flight MH17 Passengers Arrive at Airport
    Jul18

    Anguish in Amsterdam as Families of Flight MH17 Passengers Arrive at Airport

    The relatives started arriving at Schiphol Airport as the sun began to set on a warm Amsterdam evening. They gathered briefly, bewildered, at a bar area inside the departure hall before police ushered them onto airport shuttle buses to an undisclosed location in the airport, where they would start their anguished wait for news of family members...

    Video: Firefighters discover smoking chunks of Malaysian plane
    Jul18

    Video: Firefighters discover smoking chunks of Malaysian plane

    Firefighters work to douse debris on fire after a Malaysian jet was shot down in Ukraine. Officials say the plane was carrying 295 people …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Buk missile suspected in Malaysia plane disaster
    Jul18

    Buk missile suspected in Malaysia plane disaster

    LONDON (AP) — The Malaysia Airlines jet was flying far above the range of conventional portable anti-aircraft launchers when it was destroyed Thursday — but it was well within the altitude range of the powerful Buk missile-launcher. That Russian-made system was blamed by an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister for the...

    Video: Malaysia says plane did not make distress call
    Jul18

    Video: Malaysia says plane did not make distress call

    Malaysia’s prime minister says a Malaysia Airlines jetliner did not make any distress call before it went down in Ukraine, and that the flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization …read more Source: The Globe and...