Civilian 777 Air Plane shot down over Ukraine

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  1. MetalicGrunt

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    This is breaking....

    A Malaysian passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources.

    The plane, which is believed to have been flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia's Inferfax reported.

    It was brought down by a ground-to-air missile, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry quoted by the news agency said.

    A spokesman for Malaysian Airlines confirmed "an incident" involving one of its flights and is expected to release a statement shortly.

    Malaysian Plane 'Shot Down With 295 On Board'
     
  2. NotRamjet97

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    Geez...that's horrible.
     
  3. Ionus

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    Oh boy. Tragic and also throwing shit right onto the fan.
     
  4. MetalicGrunt

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    Exactly, as tragic as this event is, it couldn't have occurred in a worse spot on the planet right now.
     
  5. Smashs

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    Oh good lord. :( 
     
  6. Russian fan

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    Wait guys, it's very unclear news, Ukrainian rebels haven't weapon which could hit plane on the 10000km altitude!
     
  7. Metroplex79

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    Malaysia is not having a good year with their planes, are they?
     
  8. Wrecker217

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    I thought it was unconfirmed that the plane was hit by a SAM?
     
  9. DethPike

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    The Ukrainian Government is officially saying it was a SAM fired from a BUK Missile system.

    Alexander Borodai, the eastern Ukraine separatist leader, claimed the airliner was shot down by Ukrainian government forces, although officials in Kiev denied any involvement

    The issue is both Russia and the Ukraine have BUK Missile systems, and in the past few days pro-Russian seperatists have claimed responsibility for shooting down 2 Ukrainian fighter jets and a troop transport plane.

    A BUK Missile system is not a Man Portable Air Defense System ( MANPADS) Its a mobile mounted SAM site, with network connections availble for command chain link capabilities into the entire air defense network.

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

    http://news.sky.com/story/1302864/malaysian-plane-shot-down-with-295-on-board

    Ukraine Rebels: We Did Not Shoot Down Plane - ABC News
     
  11. BooyakaDragon

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    Doesn't look like it.
     
  12. grimlock1972

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    Oi this gonna be like throwing gas on a fire. and yea the reactions of The UKraine and the rebels are about what i figured.
     
  13. Autobot Burnout

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    Wild speculation on my part, but I have to wonder if this plane was potentially carrying Lithium-Ion batteries as was eventually learned with Flight 370 (and had been hidden by airline officials initially). Eyebrows are probably being raised since Flight 17 was using virtually an identical aircraft to Flight 370, only this time (and Ukrane permitting) investigators at least don't have to find the wreck before getting answers from it.
     
  14. Cal

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    What about North Korea?
     
  15. bookwormdalek

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    Watching CBS news right now, they're saying that the Ukrainians have proof that the Russians did it.
     
  16. Wrecker217

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    So a nation actually used a SAM on a civilian flight on purpose? Goddamn.
     
  17. bookwormdalek

    bookwormdalek Gotta get a grip

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    Supposedly. I feel that both sides should be given the benefit of the doubt until there is concrete evidence regarding who did it.
     
  18. Autobot Burnout

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    Take that with a grain of salt. People were pretty sure on those news networks that it was the work of terrorists that brought down 370, at least until that got debunked.

    Personally, I don't trust news outlets on anything until at least 24 hours after the fact. Too many theories and circumstantial possibilities always surround the early response to these kinds of things. Frankly, I'll wait to believe anything until they get info off the blackboxes first.
     
  19. Cascadia

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    Super tragic in regards to the passengers being shot down. It is definitely not what they asked for while in flight.
     
  20. knoted

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    Could have been me in there.... I made that Amsterdam - Kuala Lumpur flight numerous times already.....