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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Coordinates: 48°8′17″N 38°38′20″E / 48.13806°N 38.63889°E / 48.13806; 38.63889
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
9M-MRD, the plane that crashed, photographed in October 2011
Date17 July 2014 (2014-07-17)
SiteNear Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
48°8′17″N 38°38′20″E / 48.13806°N 38.63889°E / 48.13806; 38.63889
Aircraft typeBoeing 777-2H6ER
OperatorMalaysia Airlines
Flight originAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
DestinationKuala Lumpur International Airport
Fatalities298 (all)
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 Boeing 777-200ER lost radar contact. The plane was shot down and crashed near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. All 298 people (283 passengers and 15 crew members) aboard perished.[4]

It was suspected by Ukraine that the aircraft was shot down by a ground-to-air missile, fired by Pro-Russian separatists during war in Donbas.[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]

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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.
  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. Archived from the original on 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.