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Turkish Airlines Flight Suffers Runway Excursion at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport

Turkish Airlines flight TK-442 suffered a runway excursion at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, Ukraine, on January 6th.

The incident happened when the Boeing 737-800 plane was backtracking to depart for Istanbul, Turkey.

All fifty-nine passengers and six crew members remained uninjured.

Flydubai Flight Rejects Takeoff From Ukraine

Flydubai flight FZ-724 had to reject takeoff from Odessa, Ukraine, on October 27th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when the crew noticed a problem and rejected takeoff at low speed.

Smoke was emanating from the plane as it stopped.

Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Severstal Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Nose Gear Issue

Severstal flight D2-131 made an emergency landing in Simferopol, Ukraine, on September 10th.

The plane flying from Cherepovets, Russia, was on approach to Simferopol when the crew noticed a nose gear issue and aborted the approach.

The plane subsequently landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Ukraine International Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ukraine

Ukraine International Airlines flight PS-5265 made an emergency landing at Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine, on July 30th.

The Boeing 737-900 plane heading from Lviv, Ukraine, to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, was diverted due to a bird strike.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ukraine

A passenger plane had to make an emergency landing at Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine, on July 11th.

The plane heading from Kiev, Ukraine, to Antalya, Turkey, was diverted due to a bird strike.

There were one hundred and seventy-four passengers and six crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The flight was being operated by tour company JoinUp.

Bravo Airways Flight Suffers Runway Excursion at Ukraine’s Igor Sikorsky International Airport

Bravo Airways flight BAY-4406 suffered a runway excursion on landing at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport, Ukraine, on June 14th.

The incident happened when the plane was coming from Antalya, Turkey.

The plane came to stop on soft ground and was evacuated via emergency slides.

All one hundred sixty-nine passengers and six crew members remained unharmed.

Windrose Airlines Plane Suffers Runway Excursion in Ukraine

A Windrose Airlines plane suffered a runway excursion during landing at Zaporizhia International Airport, Ukraine, on March 3rd.

The incident happened when flight PS-87 was coming from Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine.

All thirty-seven passengers and four crew members remained uninjured.

Flydubai Flight Rejects Takeoff From Ukraine

Flydubai flight FZ-744 rejected takeoff from Kiev, Ukraine, on November 22nd.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to depart for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when the crew rejected takeoff due to an engine issue.

Subsequently, the crew made another takeoff attempt, however, again rejected takeoff.

The plane safely returned to the apron.

Ural Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing After Bird Strike

Ural Airlines flight U6-537 made a safe landing following a bird strike near Simferopol International Airport, Ukraine, on July 16th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Kemerovo, Russia, was on approach to Simferopol when a bird hit it.

The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Anda Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ukraine

Anda Air flight 5G-2521 had to return and make an emergency landing at Kiev Zhuliany International Airport, Ukraine, on May 30th.

The plane took off for Antalya, Turkey, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a cabin pressurization problem.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Ikar Plane Returns to Ukraine due to Engine Failure

IkarIkar flight IK-102 had to return and make an emergency landing at Simferopol International Airport, Ukraine, on September 14.

The Boeing 767-300 flying to Krasnojarsk, Russia, had to return due to engine failure.

The plane landed safely.

All 227 people aboard remained safe.

Yamal Airlines Plane Rejects Taking off in Ukraine after Engine Failure

Yamal AirlinesYamal Airlines flight YC-509 had to reject taking off at Simferopol International Airport, Ukraine, on July 29th.

The Airbus A320-200 heading to Nizhnevartovsk Airport, Russia, was about to take-off when the crew reported a hydraulic failure.

The plane taxied back to the apron safely.

No injuries were reported.

MH17: Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Still Unresolved

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 (Flight MH17) was a passenger flight that flew over a war torn region and was shot down by a Buk surface-to-air missile system in the East Ukraine. The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and its destruction killed the 298 people aboard. What remained of that plane rained down on Hrabove village in the Donetsk region.

The flight had two copilots: Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi and Muhd Firdaus Abdul Rahim, and two captains: Wan Amran Wan Hussin from Kuala Kangsar and Eugene Choo Jin Leong from Seremban.

The Russian government blamed the Ukrainian government because the incident happened in Ukrainian airspace. The Ukraine says Russian 53rd Anti-Aircraft Rocket Brigade shot down MH17. Russians and Russian separatists continue finger pointing at each other for the responsibility for the crash. The Dutch, who control the investigation, involved 24 experts from Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Dutch Safety Board’s subsequent report that came out in July 2015 left many questions; it concluded that the crash was caused by a Buk surface-to-air 9M38-series missile with 9N314M warhead; that the missile struck the left of the cockpit killing the flight crew; impact tore off the cockpit, suffocating the passengers. The board also concluded that the 61 planes which flew in the air zone should have been warned it was not a good route. The UN security tried to establish an international tribunal to investigate, but the attempt was vetoed by Russia. Did Russia deploy this BUK into Ukrainian territory controlled by the outlaw rebels? Did the separatists deploy the BUK mistakenly (or not) into this commercial vessel flying over a war zone?

On 9 April 2015,the Dutch released 569 documents (with personal information redacted) concerning the incident. The Public Prosecution Service of Dutch Ministry of Justice is leading the (ongoing) criminal investigation.

What can the rest of the world do but feel empathy for the families of those who were aboard? Two hundred and eighty-three people, eighty of whom who were under eighteen years old. These people, these fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, sibling, boarded the plane, crew and passenger alike, with no thought but to reach their destination. They never did. Their remains came home in boxes, and some not at all. Now, two years later, the families are still without answers, without resolution.

Tragedy and loss are unspeakable. No humane being can assign a degree to the depth of the loss. Condolences can be offered, and all measures can be taken, but all the money, concern, sympathy and well wishes can ever make a dent in the damage done.

Ukraine International Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield

Ukraine FlagUkraine International Airlines flight PS-775 had to return and make an emergency landing in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 1st.

The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Tel Aviv, Israel, but had to return shortly afterwards after its right hand windshield cracked midair.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Ukraine International Emergency Landing

On January 15, a Ukraine International Airlines flight PS34 encountered problems. Thirteen minutes after taking off, pilots returned the Boeing 737 to Lviv Airport, the airport of departure after smoke developed in the cabin. Repairs were performed and the plane was out of service only for part of the day. News source Zic reported that passengers aboard were screaming that the plane was burning. Emergency landing instructions are only reported in Ukrainian so foreigners must have been mystified about what was happening. No injuries were reported; and passengers were provided alternative transportation.

Mourning the Dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

An editorial about tragic victims, senseless conflict, evasive justice for the families of 298 murdered souls, and politics making strange bedfellows.

Woodland Hills, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 07/20/2015 — It has been a year and a day since the world was shocked by the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over the Ukraine. In different places in the world, the tragedy was commemorated, as well as in the field where the plane fell, where families gathered and remembered. While no one claims ownership of the deed, either Russian separatists or Ukrainians let fly the Buk missile that took down the commercial jet that was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It has been a year and a day since the death of 298 people innocently riding in a commercial jet, and the area is still in conflict. Fingers point at Russia, and at the separatists, and at Malaysia Airlines for choosing that flight path; but no matter what is decided based on international investigations, tribunals, or world opinion, regardless of what is fact, what is rumor, what is speculation, bias, wild guess or secret knowledge, the victims are still dead. Maybe there is a puppet master; maybe there are military puppets falling on their swords. There are dark agendas at work here; and the families are still bleeding, facing that black hole of loss and suffering.

Less time has passed since the release of a tape of a damning conversation and film of military personal at the scene of the crash that appears to indicate a senseless accident. There will be punishment, and penance. Something will be decided to satisfy the courts and the crucible of world opinion, but in the end, there will still be 298 dead. Nothing can be done to bring true justice. Nothing can be done to erase the savagery, the horror, the tragedy. Nothing will bring them back.

Politicization of the tragedy and all the finger-pointing, are an evil joke. Those who are responsible know the truth, and should come forward with it. I do not know how the families continue. I do not know how they manage to face each day, but the families of the dead are the true victims and the true heroes. What fortitude it must take to have faced 366 mornings with the knowledge of their loss, to behave as if life goes on, when it died in flames, and lies in ashes in a cold foreign field.


#Malaysia Airlines Confidential report of MH17 handed over to Australians in June

Details from the confidential MH17 report that was handed over to Australian experts on June 2nd have not been revealed. The report questions if the flight path should have routed the passenger jet over a known war zone. The report is based on conclusions drawn by experts from Australia, Malaysia, the Ukraine, the US, Russia, the UK and the Netherlands, but those conclusions have not been revealed to the public. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which had experts on the committee, has not made a public statement. The final report is expected in October 2015.

Two hundred and ninety-eight people died aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over the Ukraine on July 17 2014.


Report of Investigators Blocked from Investigating

MH-17: The Untold Story, a video examining the downing of MH17

MH17 Crash: Mother of German Victim Sues Ukrainian Government

Malaysia AirlinesMother of a German victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has sued the Ukrainian government for keeping the airspace open during military conflict.

The MH17, en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on July 17 in the Ukrainian airspace. It is presumed that the plane crashed after it was shot by a surface-to-air missile fired from Donetsk region of Ukraine. All 298 people aboard the plane were killed in the crash.

According to media reports, the mother of a German victim has claimed that the government of Ukraine did not close the airspace during military conflict because of millions of dollars which the country makes through foreign commercial flights. She has filed the case in the European Court of Human Rights, asking for about $1 million as a compensation for the suffering she had to endure.

Renowned German lawyer Elmar Giemula, who is a professor of aviation law, will be presenting the case in court.

MH17: Remains of Victims Flown to Netherlands

Malaysia AirlinesSix more coffins containing the remains of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were flown to the Netherlands, through a Dutch Air Force transport plane, on November 28.

The plane carrying 298 people was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was presumably shot by a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-occupied area of Donetsk region, Ukraine, on July 17th this year. All passengers, including 196 Dutch citizens, were killed in the crash.

A farewell ceremony was held at the runway of Kharkiv International Airport, Ukraine, before the plane departed. The ceremony was attended by Kharkiv governor Igor Baluta, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten as well as the officials of the international investigation team and Ukrainian police.

The plane was received by several high level officials, including the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, at the Eindhoven airbase in Netherlands.

The remains were later shifted to a Hilversum-based forensic research facility for identification.

Ukrainian Warplane Shot Down Near the MH17 Crash Site

Ukraine FlagA Ukrainian fighter jet crashed after it was shot down near the crash site of MH17, in Eastern Ukraine, on August 7.

The incident happened when the Sukhoi warplane was flying low over the rebel-held area, near Donetsk, some 40 km west of the site where the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 crashed on July 17.

The aircraft exploded midair before it crashed into the ground; however, the witnesses reported that the pilot managed to parachute out.

Spokesperson of Ukrainian military Vladislav Seleznyov, confirmed that rebels had shot down a fighter jet and said that “the pilot managed to steer the craft away from a residential area.” He also said that a search and rescue operation is being carried out for the pilot.

Potentially unsafe situation in Crimea area lives up to potential. Statement from Maylaysia Airline, Partial Manifest, Cargo

ICAO’s take is that the air traffic control region where the passenger plane came down was believed to be under the control of the Ukraine, and they will be pointing blame at the Ukraine for its internal strife.

The Ukraine is saying…but the ICAO said it was safe.

Other countries were already avoiding the hot zone. We should ask the ICAO why they were professing it was safe when it was so obviously not.

Let’s all remember that greasing the wings of airline commerce does not mean greasing up the safety glasses too.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Safety measures failed because of corporate optimism, cutting corners and who knows what other reasons. Prepare for the mudslinging and blame throwing to begin. Someone pulled the trigger, and someone let it happen. Someone will be held accountable.

Now…Here is Malaysia’s Friday statement.
Cargo manifests, hedging on the passenger manifest, and a news clip (including 25 minutes with CBS and President Obama) and a partial translation of that raw smoke video we have seen 37 times and wondered about.

Friday, July 18, 08:20 PM GMT +0800 Media Statement 4 : MH17 Incident
Media Statement 4: MH17 Incident

1. Flight plan

MH17’s flight plan was approved by Eurocontrol, who are solely responsible for determining civil aircraft flight paths over European airspace. Eurocontrol is the air navigation service provider for Europe and is governed under ICAO rules.

The route over Ukrainian airspace where the incident occurred is commonly used for Europe to Asia flights. A flight from a different carrier was on the same route at the time of the MH17 incident, as were a number of other flights from other carriers in the days and weeks before. Eurocontrol maintains records of all flights across European airspace, including those across Ukraine.

In April, the International Civil Aviation Organization identified an area over the Crimean peninsula as risky. At no point did MH17 fly into, or request to fly into, this area. At all times, MH17 was in airspace approved by the ICAO.

2. Altitude

MH17 filed a flight plan requesting to fly at 35,000ft throughout Ukrainian airspace. This is close to the ‘optimum’ altitude.

However, an aircraft’s altitude in flight is determined by air traffic control on the ground. Upon entering Ukrainian airspace, MH17 was instructed by Ukrainian air traffic control to fly at 33,000ft.

3. Nationalities

Following this afternoon’s press conference, Malaysia Airlines can confirm that a further 16 passengers’ nationalities have been verified. The latest breakdown of nationalities of those on board the flight is as follows:

· 189 Netherlands

· 44 Malaysia

· 27 Australia

· 12 Indonensia

· 9 UK

· 4 Belgium

· 4 Germany

· 3 Philippines

· 1 Canada

· 1 New Zealand

Four passengers’ nationalities remain to be verified.

4. New flight route

Following this incident, Malaysia Airlines now avoids Ukrainian airspace entirely, flying further south over Turkey.


And below, take a look at an update of the raw news video with translation; families in distress; speculation about the terrorist/separatists.
Note ICAO was reportedly denying war zone warning and Ukraine was denying war, but the NOTAM warnings were ALREADY up by US, Britain and European aviation authorities.

Missed the flight. Second Chance.

CBS News Special Report: American on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – 25 Minutes

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