Unfortunate, Unnecessary, Untimely
On July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route to Kuala Lumpur came crashing down in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, killing all 298 passengers and crew members on board. The tragedy shocked the world and devastated relatives and friends of the victims. While paying our condolences to all, we strongly condemn those responsible for firing the missile.
The Politicized Tragedy

The black boxes of the crashed plane have been handed over to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch for forensic analysis.

Despite the lack of definitive evidence as to who is responsible for the crash of the Malaysian passenger plane, many international media outlets and world leaders have already pointed fingers at the pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine and blamed Russia for the escalating violence.

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Malaysia Airlines MH17 Should Not Have Been There: Australian Expert
Expert calls for a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17
Hasty Conclusion on Airliner Crash Detrimental to Regional Situation
Without convincing evidence, jumping to a conclusion will only heighten regional tension and is not conducive to finding out the truth
Latest News more
- No Dutch Military Mission to Ukraine Crash Site: PM
- Netherlands to Receive 74 More Bodies of MH17 Victims
- MH17 Black Boxes Arrive in Britain
- ICAO Delegation in Ukraine for Further Analysis of MH17 Flight Recorders
Major Civilian Aviation Tragedies Involving Missiles
- Siberia Airlines Flight 1812
On October 4, 2001, a Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 Tu-154 flying from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Novosibirsk, Russia, exploded and plunged into the Black Sea, killing 78 people, most of them Israeli citizens. It was later determined the plane was hit by a Ukrainian missile during military training exercises.

- Iran Air Flight 655
On July 3, 1988, Iran Air Flight 655, an Airbus A300 B2-203, from Tehran, Iran, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was shot down by the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children.

- Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114
On February 21, 1973, Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114, a Boeing 727-224, a regularly scheduled flight from Tripoli to Cairo via Benghazi, was shot down by Israeli fighter jets. Only four people among the total 112 passengers and crew members survived the incident.
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