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    Malaysian Airliner shot down over Ukraine


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    Malaysian MH17 crashes in Ukraine


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    Think this was downed by a surface to air missile from early reports ,, Jeez who is in charge of these bastard things on the ground as we fly over them ??

    BTW God R I P all those poor souls on board .

    Surely this must spell the end of this airline for good ? why oh why tf was it doing flying this close to a known war zone ??
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    Live airliner crash updates on the BBC now.... Link

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    ^^ Agreed Nige, RIP all those on board.

    In fairness to Malaysian Airlines I don't think any other airline was diverting flights to avoid the area. Virgin and Lufthansa have only just now announced that they will be re-routing flights to avoid Eastern Ukraine and I expect the others will follow suit.

    It's certainly not been a good year for MH...

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    Holy shit..

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    Poor bastards

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    It was also reportedly hit at 10,000 feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    It was also reportedly hit at 10,000 feet.
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    TG 911 just entering Ukrainian airspace - this afternoons flight from LHR to BKK

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    It was also reportedly hit at 10,000 feet.
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    Thank you for the correction.

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    Think there was over 20 Americans on board ,,, watch this space

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    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is thought to have crashed near the settlement of Grabovo, as the Ukrainian government and rebels traded allegations it was shot down.







    The ill-fated aircraft taking off







    BBC News - In pictures: Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine

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    Looks like MH 17 was shot down by the separatists, who mistook it for an AN 26.

    We shall see

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    Airlines were warned in april about using the Ukraine corridor

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    I've decided to treat the wife and her mother to a surprise holiday in LOS...

    They fly out on Saturday with Malaysian Airlines.

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    There would not have been a conflict if that arrogant, thieving prick Putin had not started this row.

    I hope the c u n t rots in hell.

    I actually feels sorry for the Malaysian transport minister, he must have just about thought he was in the clear.

    Now ENT and Shaggy will be blaming the Yids or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge
    Looks like MH 17 was shot down by the separatists, who mistook it for an AN 26. We shall see
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    Mine says "Blame the Soviets"

    I was referring to the " Facebook Incident" earlier today, when the separatist leader announced the successful downing of an Antonov

    The announcement was later removed

    The Russians have more info

    We shall see

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    An official with Malaysia Airlines says at least one Canadian was among the 295 people aboard a passenger plane that was downed Thursday over Ukraine.

    Huib Gorter, the airline’s senior senior vice-president, says 154 people were Dutch, 27 were Australians, 23 were Malaysians, 11 were Indonesian, six were from the United Kingdom, four were from Germany, four were from Belgium, and three were from the Philippines.


    Gorter says authorities are still trying to determine the nationalities of the rest of the passengers.


    Malaysian passenger plane was shot down by rebels, intercepted phone calls prove: Ukraine’s president says | National Post

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    Jesus, as if MAS and the colleagues of the ill-fated crew on MH370 needed this not to mention the passengers and their families RIP to all who perished. Let's hope something some good can happen for MAS sometime soon although I can't imagine what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by helge
    Looks like MH 17 was shot down by the separatists, who mistook it for an AN 26. We shall see
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    Of course, it couldn't be Russia's fault. They are the saint of the world. You and I know that it was the evil US. Obama shot it down himself from the oval office using a Playstation 4 and some tinfoil.

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    Can you imagine all the spare GTAMs around the world and the thousands of daily flights criss-crossing the globe.

    Do the math.

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    ^ This plane was cruising at 33,000 feet out of the range of all but the most sophisticated of GTAMs. The kind that is only possessed by nation states.

    More then likely this is what was used;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk_missile_system

    27 Aussies on board
    9 UK
    4 Germans
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^ This plane was cruising at 33,000 feet out of the range of all but the most sophisticated of GTAMs. The kind that is only possessed by nation states.

    More then likely this is what was used;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk_missile_system
    Multiple Ukrainian airplanes and helicopters were shot down in the previous weeks by forces using a Buk missile system. It seems that Russian trained or more likely, Russian operatives were operating the missile systems. More damning are the intercepts of social media and phonecalls of the rebels celebrating the downing of a presumed Ukrainian military transport aircraft. The rebels quickly moved to remove all messages once the error was realized.

    All signs point to the Russians. Putin now has the blood of a lot of Europeans on his hands. It will be interesting to see what Merkel and the other EU addicts of Russian gas have to say over the loss of Dutch and UK lives.
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