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Report: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes in Ukraine...w/video

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    (CNN) -- A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.

    The jet is a Boeing 777, according to Interfax.

    The plane reportedly went down near the border between Russia and Ukraine.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/17/world/europe/ukraine-malaysia-airlines-crash/index.html





    CNN Video: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/v.../ath-malaysia-plane-crash-in-ukraine.cnn.html
  2. WoodysGirl

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  3. joseephuss

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    This is going to be an interesting story.
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  4. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I know which airline I will never be flying........
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  6. Denim Chicken

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    Reuters World (@ReutersWorld)

    7/17/14, 11:49 AM
    #BREAKING: Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser said the Buk missile was fired by separatists: Interfax
  7. WoodysGirl

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  8. Denim Chicken

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    Airlines last two tweets:

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  9. bounce

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    This is going to be really ugly.

    Malaysian Airlines is going to need a name change to sustain business after this past year.
  10. WoodysGirl

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    Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people reported shot down near Ukraine-Russia border
    All passengers, crew members feared dead: Ukraine official

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was reportedly shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border Thursday killing all 295 people on board, an adviser to Ukraine's interior ministry said.

    Both government officials and pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied responsibility.

    An aide quoted by Interfax said the total number of dead in the crash was more than 300 and includes 23 U.S. citizens, while an Associated Press reporter at the scene reported seeing at least 22 bodies.

    Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister, wrote on Facebook that the plane, en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, was flying at an altitude 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.

    Read the rest: http://news.yahoo.com/maylasian-plane-crash-ukraine-russia-153426322.html
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  12. bounce

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    I imagine it was more in jest at the disappearance of the last flight.
  13. WV Cowboy

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    Little did he know.
  14. WoodysGirl

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  15. CCBoy

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    23 U.S. citizens on board...and a Soviet jet shot down a Ukranian jet over Ukraine.

    The investigation parameters are being discussed right now, but a Soviet ground to air mounted system was probably the source of the missile.

    There are a ton of special ops and direct members of the Soviet Army in Eastern Ukraine and of course, Croatia.
  16. Jenky

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    Wow, so it wasn't just a plane crash. It was shot down.
  17. MichaelWinicki

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  18. Future

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    Call me crazy, but I hate how all of the photos that are taken are either edited to hide the most graphic parts or just not shared at all. What is the point of having a camera if you aren't going to share the images.
  19. Denim Chicken

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    Signs pointing to Russian separatists being responsible. Communication intercepts:

    Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was allegedly shot down by a group of Russian-backed Cossack militants near the village of Chornukhine, Luhansk Oblast, some 80 kilometers north-west of Donetsk, according to recordings of intercepted phone calls between Russian military intelligence officers and members of terrorist groups, released by the country’s security agency (SBU).

    One phone call apparently was made at 4:40 p.m. Kyiv time, or 20 minutes after the plane crash, by Igor Bezler, who the SBU says is a Russian military intelligence officer and leading commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. He reports to a person identified by Ukraine’s SBU as a colonel in the main intelligence department of the general headquarters of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Vasili Geranin regarding the shot down plane, which is about to be examined by the militants.

    The second intercepted conversation released by the Security Service of Ukraine was apparently between militants nicknamed “Major” and “Greek” immediately upon inspection of the crash site.
    “It’s 100 percent a passenger (civilian) aircraft,” Major is recorded as saying, as he admitted to seeing no weapons on site. “Absolutely nothing. Civilian items, medicinal stuff, towels, toilet paper.”

    Read the full transcript of an intercepted phone call below:

    Igor Bezler: We have just shot down a plane. Group Minera. It fell down beyond Yenakievo (Donetsk Oblast).

    Vasili Geranin: Pilots. Where are the pilots?

    IB: Gone to search for and photograph the plane. Its smoking.

    VG: How many minutes ago?

    IB: About 30 minutes ago.

    SBU comment: After examining the site of the plane the terrorists come to the conclusion that they have shot down a civilian plane. The next part of the conversation took place about 40 minutes later.

    “Major”: These are Chernukhin folks who shot down the plane. From the Chernukhin check point. Those cossacks who are based in Chernukhino.

    “Grek”: Yes, Major.

    "Major": The plane fell apart in the air. In the area of Petropavlovskaya mine. The first “200” (code word for dead person). We have found the first “200”. A Civilian.

    “Greek”: Well, what do you have there?

    “Major”: In short, it was 100 percent a passenger (civilian) aircraft.

    “Greek”: Are many people there?

    “Major”: Holy sh__t! The debris fell right into the yards (of homes).

    “Greek”: What kind of aircraft?

    “Major”: I haven’t ascertained this. I haven’t been to the main sight. I am only surveying the scene where the first bodies fell. There are the remains of internal brackets, seats and bodies.
    “Greek”: Is there anything left of the weapon?

    “Major”: Absolutely nothing. Civilian items, medicinal stuff, towels, toilet paper.

    “Greek”: Are there documents?

    “Major”: Yes, of one Indonesian student. From a university in Thompson.

    Source: http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukr...pped-conversation-full-transcript-356545.html
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