• Malaysia Airlines Crash Updates


    23.07.2014

    Malaysia

    A departure ceremony was held at Kharkiv Airport as bodies were loaded onto an Australian Boeing C17 military aircraft. It has left the airbase for Eindhoven, where it will be met by relatives, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and members of the Dutch royal family.

    Two planes will land together in the Netherlands with the victims...Its been announced a day of mourning in the Netherlands.

    A Forensic expert explains; 'Teeth is one means of I.D as they do not disintergrate but I.D of any body recoverd will be very difficult if not Impossible after laying in heat for days...it will have bloated'.

    The bodies will not be given to the families on landing as it would'nt be right if they got the wrong body and I agree. There are still bodies and body parts in or under the wreckage, some scattered in the fields. its an extremely grim thing to I.D those still missing.

    A Dutch C130 Hercules carrying more bodies is expected to leave for the Netherlands shortly to arrive at the same time.

    The black boxes are now in the UK for examination by experts.

    SKYNEWS

    Footsteps


    22.07.2014

    KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) – As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

    The reasons for that reticence – which had drawn criticism at home – became clear on Tuesday, when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced shortly after midnight that his government had negotiated the release of the remains of nearly 300 victims of Flight MH17 from separatist-held territory.

    I do recall that at the signing of the condolence book when maybe a reporter wanted to speak with one of the Prime minister’s group they did’nt enter into any conversation.

    Mr Najib, working through intermediaries to reach rebel leader Alexander Borodai, was a key figure in brokering the deal, according to two sources in Malaysia with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

    The talks were kept under tight wraps, with Mr Najib bringing only a handful of his closest confidants into the discussions. “The conversation was not initiated by Malaysia, but it was the Prime Minister’s project,” one of the sources said. “He was the main player and he kept this within a very, very, very tight circle. Even some of his closest advisers were not part of this circle, and were surprised by this deal.”

    Well done Prime Minister Najib Razak, and thank you very much!!

    As an aside; It should never have happened that the plane was shot down.

    NEW STRAITS TIME

    Footsteps

    Is it really only five days since the crash? It seems a lot longer… so much has happened… so much sadness..

    MH17 Crash: Rebels Hand Over Black Boxes, they appear to be untampered with. The flight data recorders from the plane are said to be in “good condition” as a ceasefire around the crash site is announced.

    Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine have handed over the black boxes from flight MH17 to Malaysian experts.

    As an armed rebel placed the boxes on a desk, Aleksander Borodai, Prime minister of the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic, told a packed room at the separatists’ headquarters: “Here they are, the black boxes.” Both sides then signed a document, which the rebel leader said was to finalise the handover.

    The Dutch Netherlands Minister had me crying again as he spoke about the victims last moments, ‘Did they lock hands, hugged their children close to their hearts’? Those were just some of the words he spoke. there is a video to watch.

    Its going to be a huge task with much sadness once the victims are returned to the Netherlands.

    SKYNEWS

    Footsteps

    21.07.2014

    Thank the good Lord, the black boxes will be given over to a Malaysian team in Donetsk. There are still bodies that are still in the wreckage but they are getting there.

    Trains containing the bodies of people killed when a Malaysian airliner was shot down have left the station in Ukraine where they were being held. I can’t even begin to Imagine peoples sadness on recieving their families…but at least they are going home, in what condition does not bear thinking about.

    There are still 47 (Daily Star’ count) people out there unacounted for so still much to do. then there is evidence to find in the Black boxes who was responsible.

    The remains of 282 victims from the crash site were in refrigerated wagons on trains seen leaving Torez, in Eastern Ukraine. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said they will be taken to the city of Kharkiv, where they will be handed over to Dutch officials before being flown to the Netherlands in a Hercules military transport plane.

    Earlier:

    The first train containing bodies from the MH17 crash site is being blocked by “terrorists”, the Ukrainian government has said.

    In a statement, the government said the train is stuck at the station in the town of Torez.

    Rescuers have found 251 bodies of the 298 victims in the area where the Malaysia Airlines flight came down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, the statement went on.

    Some 86 body parts have also been recovered.

    The blocking of the train comes despite comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin that “we need to do everything to ensure the security and safety of the observers and the experts working at the crash site”.

    SKY NEWS

    Footsteps

    20.07.2014

    Star online.com.my

    • Family or friends may call the numbers below in their respective countries:
    • Netherlands (Malaysia Airlines Amsterdam office): +31 20 521 6252
    • Australia (Malaysia Airlines Sydney office): +61 2 9364 3534
    • Indonesia (Malaysia Airlines Jakarta office): +62 2 1522 9705
    • New Zealand (Malaysia Airlines Auckland office): +64 9 306 3930
    • United Kingdom (Malaysia Airlines London office): +44 20 7341 2060
    • Germany (Malaysia Airlines Frankfurt office): +49 69 1387 1980
    • Philippines (Malaysia Airlines Manila office): +63 2 889 1863

    Pro-Russian separatists have said they will grant monitors safe access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site if Kiev agrees a truce.

    Andrei Purgin, deputy PM of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said his troops would “guarantee the safety of international experts on the scene” as soon as a deal with Ukraine was struck on a ceasefire.

    If the offer was rejected by Kiev, he warned it would suggest the government was made up of “dangerous lunatics, bloodthirsty maniacs (who are) dangerous not only for the residents of Donbass but also for the world community”.

    The move came as world leaders piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the armed Moscow-backed rebels from preventing investigators from fully accessing the MH17 crash site.

    SKYNEWS

    Footsteps

    Some links from my Inbox, these will take you to the rest of the story as normal.

    The Telegraph.

    Telegraph.co.uk

    A senior Malaysian minister says he is “deeply concerned” about reports that the MH17 crash site is being tampered with and demands that those behind the “brutal act of aggression” face the ‘full force of justice’

    Reuters

    “Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’”>

    Malaymail Online

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — The government has decided that the national flag be flown at half-mast throughout the country beginning tonight until Monday (July 21) following the tragedy…

    Bernama

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) — Iranian President Hassan Rohani has expressed deepest sympathy to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun …

    Washington Post

    Why us? Malaysians wonder after two planes go down…

    I must admit to having thoughts of who has it in for Malaysia after two planes are ‘lost’. In MH17 crash we are in this together as an International family, most countries have lost ‘someone’ even Malaysia Prime Minister has lost a step – Grandmother. I just hope they catch who did this terrible thing, its cowardly and dispicable.

    Bernama

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) – Malaysia much appreciates the support of world leaders who have expressed sympathy and extended their …

    Till The Next Update

    Footsteps

    17.07.2014

    It is with great sadness that all the people, air staff and passengers have perished…R.I.P. They don’t know yet if any Americans but the update is six British are amongst the dead..

    SKYNEWS

    The malaysian Airlines emergency line is; 00 6 037 884 1234, please do not block the line with any other enquiry.

    Malaysia Airlines plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border – live
    A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has reportedly crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia.

    A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on July 17, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

    The aircraft, which other sources said was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, Anton Gerashchenko said, adding that it was hit by a ground-to-air missile.

    Ukrainian officials said local residents had found…

    CREDIT: THE DAILY NEWS



  • !Unbelievable!

    MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR: Embattled Malaysia Airlines faced fresh outrage on Tuesday as it confirmed one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria, just days after the MH17 disaster laid bare the risks civilian aircraft face in flying over war zones.

    The bodies from the last tragedy are not even home yet, I cannot believe that MAS did this. Its all over the Internet and social media.
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  • Look But Don’t Touch!

    Look but don’t touch! Pretty flower so poisonous that it could KILL returns to the UK
    A BRITISH flower once extinct in Britain has been found near a lighthouse but the public have been warned not to touch it because it’s so poisonous it could kill.

    The Corncockle – a pretty but deadly purple species – had disappeared from the UK as a result of modern farming methods.

    But one lone singular flower – real name agrostemma githago (dbl corr) – has now been found in the grounds of Souter Lighthouse in Whitburn, Sunderland.
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  • Bokeh: What is it?

    There’s some debate as to whether the modern word bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke which means blur or haze or from the word boke-aji which means blur quality.

    Wherever it actually came from, it’s this second definition which probably sums up bokeh better than any other. As it’s all about the areas of your shots that are out of focus and how pleasing they are to the eye.
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  • Pitcher Sculptures

    Awesome!!

    Dan Corson’s new solar-powered sculptures were inspired by “monkey cups”—quirky tropical pitcher plants whose leaf vases provide a source of water for monkeys. Beautiful, quirky and exotically colorful, the 17-foot sculptures scattered along NW Davis Street in Portland, Oregon, are made from layers of translucent fiberglass with LEDs wrapping around a steel spine.
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  • I Am in Bits..

    Luis Suarez issues exit statement to ‘incredible Liverpool fans’ as he leaves for Barcelona.

    “Thank you again for some great moments and memories. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

    The controversial Uruguayan says that he has “fallen in love” with the fans and will always be a Liverpool supporter.

    And we will never forget you Luis…good luck!
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  • Cameron Highlands Faces Risks Of Flash Floods, Landslides..

    KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s tourism icon, Cameron Highlands is posed to face natural disasters, in the form of landslides and flash floods, if forest and land encroachment in the area continues to be widespread.

    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Science and Technology Faculty geological expert, Prof Madya Dr Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin said encroachment could cause landslides and flash floods as Cameron Highlands, located 1,829 metres above sea level, was a hilly area that easily suffered from soil erosion.
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