The Ukranian authorities believe that MAS 17, Malaysian commercial aircraft which was ferrying 283 passengers and 15 crew , was reported crashed in strife –torn east Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
Nevertheless, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd.Najib Tun Abdul Razak vows to find out the truth about what caused Malaysian national carrier, MAS 17 airplane to crash in Ukraine. If the plane had been shot down, then the perpetrators must face the condemnation and bring to justice without fail,
The world leders must support all initiatives for an international inquiry. Meanwhile, Malaysians must believe that the MAS MH17 was flying in a route which was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The International Air Transportation Association(IATA) has also declared that the route MH17 traversing was not subject to restrictions. It was even reported that the aircraft communications addressing & reporting system (ACARS) the aircrafts transponders were working and transmitting as normal. So , the technical aspects of the MAS 17 aircraft has no way caused the crash and it is totally ruled out. US claims MH17 was shot down.
Earlier, the Ukranian foreign minister, Klimkin, has acknowledged that two Ukranian planes- Antonov -26 and SU-25- were shot down from the Russian territory, a couple of days before the MH17 tragic crash.
The shooting down of civilian aircraft is extremely rare. Records shows that in 1988, an Iran Air Plane was shot down which killed 290 people.in year 1983, The Soviet fighter jets downed a South Korean Boeing 747 which killed 269 in the sky.
Malaysians has not recovered from tragic and shocking news of MAS flight MH 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, ferrying 239 people on board, disappeared on March 8 2014 . Despite a massive multinational aerial & under water search to find the MH370, the missing of the MAS aircraft MH370 remain a mystery till today.