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Another? Malaysia Flight MH17 shot down!

Remains of Malaysia airlines flight MH17, June 14, 2014 by Evgeniy Maloletka

When the aircraft crashed in Malaysia in June of 2014 many thought of it as another result of the feud between Ukraine and Russia. However when it was released to the public that it was a commercial plane it shocked the world. One women who heard the crash says, "When we learned it wasn’t a Ukrainian plane, but a commercial plane with children, we could barely understand,". Unfortunately this was not the first time this year that a Malaysian flight had encountered some troubles. Malaysia flight MH370 dissapeared earlier in the year. This flight became so significant because it made us question the events occuring between Ukraine and Russia. Russia in particular was under scrutiny for providing rebels with artillery.

Photo of one of the victims family members putting flowers on the crazy site, photo by Reuters

This event tops other big stories in 2014 because of the amount of fatalities and amount of controversy it caused. Parents of kids that were on the flight went through a lot because they were not even able to hold on to any hope of survival for there child. One parent described this experience by saying,"Our babies are not here with us we need to live with this act of horror, every day and every moment for the rest of our lives". It happened so suddenly for these families and for the world. It was truly a shocking moment in the year of 2014.


1. "After a Malaysian Plane Is Shot down in Ukraine, Grief and Outrage Ripple Worldwide." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

2. Sarah Dean for Daily Mail Australia. "Eight Australian Families of MH17 Victims Will Sue Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia and the Airline after Their Loved Ones Were Shot out of the Sky." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 04 Dec. 2014. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

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