This post is an update to record MH17 as a remembrance and future reference collected from different medias and sources.
It is a new history in the aviation industry where the aircraft from the same company met with disaster within a scope of 4 month. In Mac this year MH370 went missing and still a mystery in modern aviation history with all the latest technology utilised. MH370 is itself a history and with MH17 disaster it add up a new history not only to MAS but Malaysia.
The first tweet from MAS
What is interesting is the figure:
Below MH17 Flight Path
Flight MH17 from Amsterdam en route to Kuala Lumpur carries 298 passengers including 3 infants and 15 crews. Bodies of nationalities that had been identified (to be updated) as posted on @BBCbreaking Tweets.
Malaysiakini UPDATES #MH17 Crash | MAS: Plane had clean bill of health
[1.50pm] In a statement, MAS said the B777-200 aircraft bearing registration no. 9M-MRD that operated MH17 had a clean maintenance record. The aircraft’s last maintenance check was on July 11 and the next check was due on Aug 27.
The maintenance was conducted at Malaysia Airlines’ hangar at KLIA. The aircraft had a clean bill of health.
The aircraft was manufactured in July 1997, and so had 17 years in service. The aircraft had recorded 75,322 hours with a total of 11,434 cycles.
All communication system on the aircraft were functioning normally.
After the tragedy finger pointing started between Russia and Ukraine. A Free Malaysia Today reported that it is a planned action based on video clip posted to YouTube abd Fardy Bunga reported on Harian Metro
Kuala Lumpur : Perkhidmatan Keselamatan Ukraine (SBU) mendakwa berjaya memintas dua perbualan telefon di mana pemisah pro-Russia yang mengaku tersalah tembak jatuh Penerbangan MH17 selepas insiden berlaku, semalam.
Rakaman perbualan dipintas SBU itu didedahkan kepada media Ukrain Kiev Post didakwa hasil perbualan antara pegawai perisikan tentera Rusia dan militan Cossack yang disokong kerajaan Rusia.
Berikut adalah transkrip daripada audio perbualan yang belum dapat disahkan kesahihannya yang dikeluarkan oleh Ahkbar Kiev Post.
Igor Bezler (IB): Kita baru sahaja menembak jatuh sebuah pesawat. Ia jatuh di Yenakeivo (Wilayah Donetsk).
Vasili Geranin (VG): Juruterbang. Mana juruterbang?
IB: Sedang mencari lokasi dan gambar pesawat. Ia berasap.
VG: Berapa minit sudah berlalu?
IB: Kira-kira 30 minit lalu.
Komen SBU – Selepas meneliti kawasan kejadian, pengganas menyedari mereka baru sahaja menembak jatuh pesawat awam. Perbualan seterusnya berlangsung 40 minit selepas itu.
Mejar (M): Ini adalah kerja orang Chernukhin yang menembak jatuh pesawat. Dari tempat pemeriksaan Chernukhin. Orang Cossack yang berpangkalan di Chernukhino.
Greek (G): Ya, Mejar.
M: Pesawat jatuh dari udara di kawasan lombong Petropavlovskaya. “200” pertama (kod laluan rahsia yang merujuk kepada orang mati). Kita menemui kumpulan ‘200’- kod untuk orang awam.
G: Baik, apa yang anda ada di sana?
M: Secara ringkas, ia 100 peratus pesawat penumpang (awam).
G: Berapa banyak orang ada di sana?
M: “S**l, serpihan jatuh betul-betul di atas kawasan perumahan.
G: Pesawat jenis apa?
SBU – Fasa ketiga perbualan membabitkan seorang Mejar dan Greek yang seolah-olah membawa komander Cossack Nikolay Kozitsin, menunjukkan bahawa kapal terbang Malaysia Airlines membawa pengintip.
M: Saya kurang pasti mengenai itu, Saya belum dapat melihat semuanya. Saya hanya meninjau kawasan kejadian di mana mayat pertama jatuh. Mereka masih terikat pada kerusi dan tali pinggang keselamatan.
G: Adakah sebarang senjata ditemui?
M: Tiada, sangat pasti, semuanya. Barangan awam, ubat-ubatan, tuala dan tisu tandas.
G: Ada sebarang dokumen ditemui?
M: Ya, seorang pelajar Indonesia, dari Universiti Thompson.
Militan: Mengenai pesawat yang ditembak jatuh di kawasan Snizhne-Torez. Ia pesawat awam. Jatuh berhampiran Grabove. Banyak mayat wanita dan kanak-kanak. Orang Cossacks berada disana untuk melihat perkara ini.
Pihak TV memberitahu ia adalah pesawat penumpang AN-26, tetapi mereka kata ianya tertulis Malaysia Airlines di pesawat itu. Mengapa ia berada di wilayah Ukraine?
Nikolay Kozitsin: Maksudnya, mereka membawa pengintip. Mereka tidak sepatutnya terbang di sini. Peperangan sedang berlaku.
Artikel ini disiarkan pada : 2014/07/18
The above conversation was based on this video posted on YouTube.
Free Malaysia Today posted on Facebook this
LONDON: Laughing rebels filmed the plane as it crashed, gleefully bragging ‘That was a blast – look at the smoke!’ while a fireball rose from the debris.
One of the voices is believed to be militia commander Igor Strelkov, who then penned a triumphant war cry on Twitter, saying: ‘We warned you – do not fly in “our sky”.’
A sickening mobile phone video posted online shows a pall of black smoke billowing over the crash site as three rebels provide an excited commentary.
The Daily Mail say the extraordinary footage – apparently filmed by the shooters themselves – charts the terrible final moments of the doomed airliner.
Ukrainian rebel Igor Strelkov published a tweet indicating he thought his rebels had shot down an Antonov-26 military plane of the Ukrainian Air Force. It now appears it was Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
Their camera does not zoom in enough to see the plummeting plane in the sky, but the rebels’ voices can be heard talking happily of ‘black spots – these are the parts flying’, suggesting it fell to earth in several pieces.
A voice believed to be that of Strelkov – dubbed ‘Igor the Terrible’ – announces: ‘The plane was hit!’ He adds: ‘Look at those black spots, these are the parts, flying … it was a blast … look, look, black smoke!’
Another rebel, possibly referring to the missile system, laughs and says: ‘It was worth bringing this thing, wasn’t it?’
None of the rebels can be seen in their horrific film, but it appears to be genuine because at the time only they seemed to know what was happening. Ordinary life carries on in the village where they were standing. A bus trundles by and an unsuspecting villager is seen wandering past the camera.
Shortly after the passenger plane was downed, Strelkov – seen smirking in propaganda photos – tweeted a boastful message claiming responsibility.
In this holy month of Ramadhan 1435H Allah tested Malaysians in a great way. Coincidently over TV Alhijrah earlier on 17 July 2014 I heard Ustaz Hanafiah Abdul Malek referring to Allah’s test on us. He mentioned that why not say Alhamdulillah instead of crying over spilt milk. By saying so, the angel will report back to Allah that we accept all His test of misfortune in good faith.
A Matter of Mistaken Identity?
There are reports that the target was the plane that flies Russian President Vladimir Putin who was on his was home from Brazil. However, his plane was late by about 40 minutes. The body paint of both aircraft is about the same and this might be a case of mistaken identity?
Published on 17 Jul 2014