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Malaysia Airlines flight reportedly shot down over the Ukraine

Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine

(CNN) -- A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.

Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with MH17, and the flight's last known position was over Ukrainian airspace, the airline said on Twitter.

The jet is a Boeing 777, according to Interfax.

The plane reportedly went down near the border between Russia and Ukraine.
Not a good time to be a stockholder in the company. I saw a post on Facebook that the plane was shot down. Ohboy, here we go!
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Yeah, shot down. Fuck.
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Given where it happened that's a distinct possibility.
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I don't blame them. To this day I still can't find the G-spot.
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Yup, shot down.

KIEV, Ukraine — An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
Anton Gerashenko says on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit Thursday by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.


A similar launcher was seen by Associated Press journalists near the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhne earlier Thursday
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/0...#ixzz37k3B643a
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This has to be a launcher provided by Russia, right? I mean how else would the separatist rebels get their hands on this:



Unless it was Ukraine who did this but doesn't seem to be their MO.
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If an Ukraine's Interior Minister is putting the word out that it was shot down, then it's pretty clear that they're pointing the finger at Russia. If Ukraine done this, then the Minister would have said it's unclear at this point.
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This has to be a launcher provided by Russia, right? I mean how else would the separatist rebels get their hands on this:



Unless it was Ukraine who did this but doesn't seem to be their MO.
Well I know Putin has been supplying the separatists sophisticated weapons like that to shoot down Ukranian planes.. They probably saw a plane and shot it down assuming it was bad. Probably wasn't a good place to be flying around in.
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Yeah I don't know who at Malaysian Airlines thought East Ukraine was a great area to fly over. Seems poor judgment on their part to say the least.
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295? Jesus.
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Considering the Ukraine had just accused Russia of shooting down one of its fighter jets, it sounds like things are quite twitchy there. Definitely no place for commercial airliners.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Apparently I have something against Malaysia Airlines.</p>&mdash; God (@TheTweetOfGod) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTweetOfGod/statuses/489805079965208576">July 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Reminds me of Iran Air 655. US Navy shot down civilian plane with 290 people in 1988.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

When I heard this was in eastern Ukriane, I assumed it was the rebels.
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Reminds me of Iran Air Flight 655. What a tragedy.

Edit, Ranger and I had the same thought, apparently. It still disgusts me that the US Navy didn't appropriately apologize in responding to IA 655.
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Something reminded me of Iran Air Flight 655.
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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Apparently I have something against Malaysia Airlines.</p>&mdash; God (@TheTweetOfGod) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTweetOfGod/statuses/489805079965208576">July 17, 2014</a></blockquote>
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These jokes are both way too soon and really not funny.
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These jokes are both way too soon and really not funny.
Yeah, they're pretty gross.
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Anyone know where it took off from, and where it was going to land?
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^Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
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How about a less goofy thread title for this one
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Reminds me of Iran Air 655. US Navy shot down civilian plane with 290 people in 1988.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

When I heard this was in eastern Ukriane, I assumed it was the rebels.
Reminds me more of Korean Airlines 007. Russia shot it down and denied having anything to do with it until proof came out that they did do it and then they said yeah OK they shot it down.. but it was a US spy plane.
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Aren't "separatist rebels" actually Russian soldiers?
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Were they over restricted airspace? Not that it should be shot down if it were, I'm sure they'd get a warning first. But shooting down a commercial airliner is more than a little bit of an over-reaction. Russia's gonna have to eat a lot of shit for this.
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The rebels have denied shooting the plane down. So... someone else did it?
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The rebels have denied shooting the plane down. So... someone else did it?
Well first they released a statement saying the shot down a plane which they thought was a Ukranian transport plane.. then they released another one saying they didn't shoot down any plane and don't know what anyone is talking about.

For some reason, not sure why, I'm having trouble believing anything they say.

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