More Malaysia Airlines Disaster Articles

  • Malaysia Airlines staff try to cope with disasters

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Coping with two disasters within a few months has left some Malaysia Airlines employees so shaken that they've been unable to function properly at work, a union official said Saturday. The airline suffered its second disaster in less than five months Thursday...

  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    SYDNEY (AP) — A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the scientific community. Among the passengers were a former president...

  • Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian soccer club and a Dubai cake store....

  • What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine crash

    BRUSSELS (AP) — One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed: ___ THE CAUSE U.S. officials and an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister have said a surface-to-air missile brought down Malaysia...

  • Weekly Examiner: Another tragic airline disaster

    This week's biggest event happened on Thursday when a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was allegedly shot down out of the sky into Eastern Ukraine. The flight was carrying 298 people going from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

  • Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    LONDON (AP) — To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts said Friday. That may be easier said than done in the middle of a war zone. The first international...

  • WHO says spokesman aboard crashed jetliner

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says its spokesman Glenn Thomas was on board the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine. Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the Geneva-based U.N. health agency, says the 49-year-old Briton was traveling to Melbourne, Australia, to attend the...

  • Fidel Castro: Ukraine to blame for downed airliner

    HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Friday blamed the Ukrainian government in Kiev for the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane. He also criticized Israel's ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, and the United States for saying Israel has a right to defend...

  • Woman loses relatives in 2 Malaysia air disasters

    SYDNEY (AP) — In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine. Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 18

    Investigators are searching for answers this morning following yesterday's crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

  • Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern...

  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens...

  • Global leaders express shock over downed plane

    International leaders and officials expressed grief and shock at the crash Thursday in eastern Ukraine of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet carrying 298 people. Several pledged to contribute to investigation efforts. The plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was carrying 154 Dutch...



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