A second major disaster involving a Malaysia Airlines commercial plane has occurred less than six months after a Boeing 777 aircraft operated by the airline went missing, sparking the largest and most costly international search in history. U.S. officials are now saying that on Thursday, another one of the airline’s Boeing 777 planes crashed carrying more than 200 passengers.
Source: Vox “The Malaysia Airlines crash over Ukraine: what we know and don’t know” Updated by Vox Staff on July 17, 2014
“Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday morning, according to US intelligence. The plane was carrying 298 people.
This has the potential to become a serious international crisis if the plane was shot down by either the Ukrainian government or by the Russia-backed separatists who are currently fighting in eastern Ukraine.”
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According to New York Based Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter
Says attorney Jonathan C. Reiter, a plane crash lawyer whose law firm is based in New York, it may be some time before the facts about the circumstances surrounding the crash can be determined. Investigations into these types of crashes can take several months, particularly in cases where an international investigation is required.
As investigations into the crash continue, speculation about what occurred will likely become a media staple in the coming weeks. Much has yet to be confirmed about the crash; however, some reports say there were over 20 Americans on board the flight. Families of the victims on board will likely face challenges in seeking answers to questions regarding what happened to their loved ones.
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