Such a tragedy! Just four short months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, another Malaysia Airlines’ MH17 plane has crashed in Russia on July 17. See the heartbreaking video of the crash.
How unbelievably tragic. On July 17, Malaysia Airlines confirmed that they had lost contact with an Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in Eastern Ukraine before it crashed between the border of Russia and Ukraine. Watch the terrifying video of the flight go down.
According to Russian news agency, Interfax, the Boeing 777 that had 280 passengers as well as 15 crew members on board crashed on July 17.
“A Boeing Malaysian Airlines that was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur began to descend about 50km before entering Russian airspace, and was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine,” a source told the agency.
Malaysia Airlines took to Twitter, posting that they had lost contact with the flight just minutes before it crashed.
Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow.
— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) July 17, 2014
USA Today reports, that the plane was hit by a missile. The flights advisor, Anton Gerashenko, shared on his Facebook page that the plane had been flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, according to the Associated Press.
In the devastating Malaysia Airlines jet crash video, you can see onlookers staring and gasping in awe at the vast amounts of smoke coming up from the crashed plane.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers who tragically lost their lives and their loved ones.
– Caitlin Beck