A MalaysiaAirlines passenger plane MH17 was reported lost contact today early morning 12.15am, and MalaysiaAirlines has confirmed it was shot down at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.
298 passengers included 3 infants and 15 crew was gone in this tragedy included Captain Wan Amran Wan Hussin, Captain Eugene Choo Jin Leong, Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, and Muhamad Firdaus Abdul Rahim are the pilots on board, and another 11 stedwardesses.
Based on MalaysiaAirlines media statement, MH17, a Boeing 777-200, manufactured by Boeing in July 1997, serve in MalaysiaAirlines for 17 years and had a clean bill of health. The aircraft had recorded 75322 hours with a total of 11434 cycles and all communication system on the aircraft were functioning normally.
Below are the list of passenger obtained from MalaysiaAirlines media statement.
|Malaysia||43 (including 15 crew & 2 infants)|
|Indonesia||12 (including 1 infant)|
Some info of Boeing 777-200
|35 Business Class
247 Economy Class
|Rolls-Royce Trent 877
|Maximum Fuel Capacity||117,340 L
(31,000 U.S. gal)
|Maximum Takeoff Weight||247,200 kg
|Takeoff distance at Maximum Takeoff Weight||2,440 m
|Operating empty weight||134,800 kg
|Maximum Range||9,700 km
(5,240 nautical miles)
|Typical Cruise Speed
at 35,000 feet
|Wing Span||60.9 m
(199 ft 11 in)
|Overall Length||63.7 m
(209 ft 1 in)
|Tail Height||18.5 m
(60 ft 9 in)
|Interior Cabin Width||5.86 m
(19 ft 3 in)
(20 ft 4 in)
source: Seating Guru
Rest in peace MH17
For more info, please refer to MalaysiaAirlines media statement.
Families of passengers and crew may contact +603 7884 1234 (Malaysia) or +31703487770(Netherlands).
For media queries, kindly contact +603 8777 5698/ +603 8787 1276.