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Flight MH17 Shot Down by Missile Near East Ukraine

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.

Nationality Passenger
Netherlands 154
Malaysia 43 (including 15 crew & 2 infants)
Australia 27
Indonesia 12 (including 1 infant)
United Kingdom 9
Germany 4
Belgium 4
Philippines 3
Canada 1
Unverified 41
Total 298

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