Who actually shot down MH17?
The most prominent of the four is Igor Girkin, who prosecutors contend is a former Russian intelligence officer who operated out of the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk. Girkin has denied that the rebels shot down the plane.
Why did MH17 get shot down?
Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, by what has been determined to be a Russian-made missile launcher fired by Russian-backed rebels. Relatives of the 298 people who died when Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down have accused Russia of lying about its role in the incident.
Has anyone been charged with MH17?
Who is on trial? Three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with murder over the shooting down of the plane. Last year, international arrest warrants were issued for Russians Igor Girkin, Sergei Dubinsky and Oleg Poelatov, as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko.
Why did MH17 fly over Ukraine?
Was it safe to fly over Ukraine? The DSB has suggested there was sufficient reason to close the airspace above eastern Ukraine because of the conflict. Although the area where the jet crashed had a no-fly zone in place up to 9,754m (32,000ft), the airliner was flying above the limit at 10,058m (33,000ft).
What year did MH370 crash?
March 8, 2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370/Crash dates
Although it does not seem that long ago, Malaysia MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014. The plane, a Boeing 777-200ER, carrying 227 passengers and a crew of 12, was flying from Kuala Lumpur to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport.
Where did they find mh370?
Although 33 suspected and confirmed parts of Malaysia MH370have been found, the aircraft is still considered missing, most probably in in the southern Indian Ocean. Wreck hunter Blaine Gibson, who found a number of parts, recently pleaded for a new search, citing drift analysis done by Prof.