Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.
Over 20,000 people participated in Sunday’s AIDS Walk in San Francisco, which took on special meaning just days after a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying AIDS researchers was shot down over Ukraine.
Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.
The government in Kiev said militiamen have removed 38 bodies from the crash site and have taken them to the rebel-held city of Donetsk.
U.S. Blames Ukraine Pro-Russian Rebels For Malaysia Airlines Disaster; World Leaders Urge Access To Crash Site
World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.
President Obama confirmed Friday morning that one American passport-holder was killed on Malaysia Air flight 17 Thursday, it now appears the man may have Bay Area ties.
An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
Passenger Posts Facebook Photo Of Malaysian Flight MH17 As Joking Reference To MH370 Before Taking Off
A photo apparently taken Thursday morning at Amsterdam’s airport and posted to Facebook appears to be a joke made as a passenger boarded Malaysia Flight MH17, writing in rough translation, “If my plane disappears, here’s what it looks like,” in reference to Malaysia Airlines’ other tragedy, the disappearance of flight MH370.
President Obama said Sunday that comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers are “incredibly offensive racist statements,” before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must confront.
A Bay Area firm specializing in providing high-definition satellite images is helping in the search for debris of the Malaysian Airlines flight which is now believed to have crashed into a remote part of the Indian Ocean.