MALAYSIA AIRLINES MH17
Collection pictures of Malaysian Airlines MH17 shot down while it was at a cruising altitude of 33,000 feet leaving no chance of survival for the 298 souls onboard MH17. On 17th July 2014, A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board was shot down near the border of Ukraine and Russia, where witnesses say dozens of bodies are scattered around the wreckage, according to a number of reports. The Boeing 777-200ER, carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members, was shot down at an altitude of 10,000 metres above Eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian bureau of the Russia-based news agency Interfax reported. The Boeing plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines said in a statement that it received notification from Ukrainian air traffic control that it had lost contact with Flight MH17 at 10 a.m. ET around 30 kilometres from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50 kilometres from the Russia-Ukraine border. This is the second incident in less than five months involving a Malaysia Airlines plane. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared in March while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. It has not been found, but the search for the wreckage of the plane has been concentrated in the Indian Ocean far west of Australia. During this day, Malaysian NGO’s held a candlelight vigil to tribute to the all the passengers and some NGO’s gathered in front of Russia Embassy and Ukraine Embassy to protests on the same issue in Kuala Lumpur.