Just four months after a Malaysian airplane crashed and was never found again another plane has crashed. On Thursday, CNN shared that the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine. This is a very common route that is taken by airlines all the time. Flight MH17 ended up crashing during their flight today after losing contact in Eastern Ukraine.
Hollywood Life shared the news about what they found out actually happened to this plane. It was traveling when they lost contact with it and now they have found it crashed to the ground. This plane was shot hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher. There were 280 passengers plus 15 crew on board this plane. They were all found dead at the fiery crash scene of this airplane. Malaysia airlines did go to their Twitter page to share with their followers about what happened.
Russia now has 12,000 troops on the border with Ukraine. There has been a lot of building tension between these two countries for a while. They had 40,000 troops there last year so it has actually been lowered since then. This is a hostile area and they would have known the area the flight would be going. If they went off their course at all, it is not safe in this area. The plane was flying at 33,000 feet when it was hit and crashed to the ground today. The crash today could end up causing things to get worse between these two countries.
On March 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. There were 239 passengers on board this plane. It has still not been located at this time and family and friends are starting to lose hope it will ever be located. At least the family of the passengers of Flight MH17 will be able to get some closure.