This day three years ago, I and many people around the world to hear another Malaysian Airlines plane had crashed, this one shot down over Ukraine. Now three years on we have an idea how the plane was shot down out of the skies ruining families across the world and putting Malaysian Airlines bankrupt.
Dutch royals have opened a memorial for each of the 298 victims
May those killed rest peacefully,
It’s been 3 years already! Time has gone incredibly fast! What a sad incident in the aviation history :(
I remember that day. Sad stuff. Specially the fact that MH was unlucky enough to get shot down 4 months after MH370…
I remember watching that. Seems like it was just last year…
Please edit this out, it’s quite controversial. Nobody can be 100% sure who is responsible at this time. Thanks.
This day was so sad. I was shocked to see what had happened.
Rest In Peace 🙏🏻
I am pretty sure it was actually investigated and they came to a conclusion… could be wrong though.
Three years… I couldn’t believe how fast I’ve made it in life… Yes, MH17 was one of the worst incident I’ve seen involving aircrafts. MH370 was even worse and 3 years we still can’t find it. 3 years later we gave up. May all the victims rest in peace.
I don’t claim to be an expert on it but I do recall them saying the conclusion was one of the two countries was to blame, I think Russia, but don’t quote me on that. So yeah, I think whatever the answer is is very cemented by now.
We studied this in a class I took in the fall, heavy evidence was found that Russia was behind the attack. Here’s the report from Bellingcat listing their own findings via social media and open source investigation about what took place: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2017/07/17/mh17-open-source-investigation-three-years-later/
In any case, it was a senseless tragedy that should never have happened. May the victims be remembered. The memorial is a beautiful touch, and a heartbreaking reminder of what must never happen again.
This isn’t even the first time a commercial airliner carrying over 200 passengers was shot down by a missile. I can count two. Iran Air and this.
Also 2 Korean Air flights that got shot down. It’s really unfortunate to see these flights got shot down. I do hope those 298 lives onboard the flight can rest peacefully there 🙏
Just paid my tribute. May they Rest In Peace.
So they went bankrupt and are still flying today? Did they survive
Thanks to Christopher Mueller and Peter Bellew. Otherwise we won’t see MAS (MAB) aircrafts flying by today. I saw the long lines of Malaysia Airlines’ Check-In counter at Changi and it was pretty full. I’m sure they will gain profit by next year as more people interested to fly this carrier
MAB’s recovery plan was simple compared to other airlines. Besides cutting cost (Cutting staffs, flights, unecessary costs), They also rely on Aussie/Kiwi traffic to London and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and Philippines especially) to East Asia/Europe by offering super cheap prices compared to other airlines. I’m sure many carriers (Hinting at you, Garuda) should look at and set MAB’s recovery plan as an example in order to gain more profit and traffic.
This also shows that Aussie/Kiwi traffic is big enough to support Southeast Asian carriers’ growth. It’s a prospective market until SIA wanted to do SIN-CGK-SYD service
If we look from positive side, thanks to MH370 and MH17. They finally learned their mistakes and they are growing into a better carrier today. I’m sure MAS has a bright future from now
Edited it regardless due to this forum having not just right wingers and I know a lot of people disagree with it anyway.
And yes they have survived it but not after retiring a lot of their fleet.
I hate when there is a deadly aviation accident. This one shocked me.
Can’t believe it has been 3 years.
Als0o Hajj Flights, They were lucky that all of what happened Was literary only months Before Hajj, A lot of Malysian Go Hajj, Which increased the profit.
May rest in peace MH17 and MH370
May the victims rest in peace
Bankrupt? Really? Do you have a source?
With MH370, I was shocked to hear the news. But when I heard about MH17, I lost my words.
R.I.P all the souls that were lost in the disasters.