Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
Boeing 777-2H6ER 9M-MRD Malaysian (6658105143).jpg
9M-MRD, the plane that crashed, photographed in October 2011
Shootdown
Date17 July 2014 (2014-07-17)
SummaryShootdown
SiteNear Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
48°8′17″N 38°38′20″E / 48.13806°N 38.63889°E / 48.13806; 38.63889Coordinates: 48°8′17″N 38°38′20″E / 48.13806°N 38.63889°E / 48.13806; 38.63889
Aircraft
Aircraft typeBoeing 777-2H6ER
OperatorMalaysia Airlines
Registration9M-MRD
Flight originAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
DestinationKuala Lumpur International Airport
Passengers283
Crew15
Fatalities298 (all)
Survivors0
People on board by nationality[1]:27
Nation Number
 Australia 27
 Belgium 4
 Canada[a] 1
 China 1
 France 4
 Germany[b] 4
 Hong Kong 1
 Indonesia 12
 Ireland 1
 Israel 1
 Italy 1
 Malaysia[c] 43
 Netherlands[d] 193
 New Zealand 1
 Philippines 3
 Romania 1
 United Kingdom[e] 10
 United States 23
 Vietnam 3
Total 298

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17)[f] was a scheduled international passenger flight from Schiphol airport, Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3] On 17 July 2014 the flight lost radar contact. It crashed near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. The plane was a Boeing 777-200ER. It had 283 passengers and 15 crew members onboard at the time of the crash. All 298 people were killed.[4]

It was suspected by Ukraine that the aircraft was shot down by a ground-to-air missile, fired by Pro-Russian separatists.[5] Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called it an "act of terrorism."[6] The cause of the crash has not yet been determined by the official investigation, which is being carried out by the Dutch Safety Board. Fighting delayed investigation, but in October 2018 Dutch investigators said the plane was destroyed as a result of the explosion of a BUK missile.[7]

Gallery[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Dual Canadian-Romanian citizen boarding with Canadian passport.
  2. Including:
    • 1 dual German-Dutch citizen
  3. 28 passengers and 15 crew
  4. Including:
    • 1 dual Dutch-Belgian citizen;
    • 1 dual Dutch-Israeli citizen;
    • 1 dual Dutch-Italian citizen;
    • 1 dual Dutch-American citizen
  5. Including:
    • 1 dual British-South African citizen; and
    • 1 dual British-New Zealand citizen.
  6. MH is the IATA designator and MAS is the ICAO designator. The flight is also marketed as KLM Flight 4103 (KL4103) through a codeshare agreement.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 (PDF) (Report). Dutch Safety Board. 13 October 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 October 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Statement Malaysia Airlines MH17". KLM. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  3. "Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine". cnn.com. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  4. "Malaysian Plane 'Shot Down' With 295 On Board". Sky. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  5. "How countries reacted to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 Crash?". news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  6. "Malaysia Airlines crash: President Poroshenko calls shooting down of Malaysian plane an 'act of terrorism'". The Daily Telegraph. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  7. Weaver, Matthew (2015-10-13). "MH17 crash report: Dutch investigators confirm Buk missile hit plane - live updates". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-01-23.