New video emerges of Ukrainian rebels looting luggage of Flight MH17 victims

Jul 17, 2015

New video emerges of Ukrainian rebels looting luggage of Flight MH17 victims

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Friday she was ‘sickened’ after new footage emerged allegedly of Russian-backed rebels ransacking the luggage of passengers killed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. The video was obtained by Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and published ...

Jul 16, 2015

Putin tells Dutch PM MH17 tribunal would be counterproductive

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday told Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine would be counterproductive. “Vladimir Putin in detail explained the Russian position regarding the premature ...

Jul 11, 2015

As first anniversary looms, MH17 families demand justice

Families of those killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine last year demanded justice Saturday at an emotional memorial ceremony ahead of the first anniversary of the disaster. The somber memorial service at Kuala Lumpur International Airport was attended by ...

Apr 16, 2015

Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until ...

More jetliner deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

Mar 9, 2015

More jetliner deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

The number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total, an international airline industry group said Monday. The International Air Transport Association said in its annual safety report that 641 people died in airline accidents in 2014. ...

Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

Jan 26, 2015

Malaysia Airlines website hacked with '404 — plane not found' message

The Malaysia Airlines website was commandeered Monday by hackers who referenced Islamic State jihadis and claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad,” a group known for previous denial-of-service attacks. The website’s front page was replaced with an image of a tuxedo-wearing lizard, and read ...

Jan 24, 2015

Dutch to collect more remains from MH17 crash site in Ukraine

A Dutch team is to return to the MH17 crash site in war-torn Ukraine to collect more remains of the 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing was downed in July, officials said Friday. “A small team including defense ministry employees will return ...

AirAsia crash makes case for ejectable black boxes

Jan 9, 2015

AirAsia crash makes case for ejectable black boxes

A long-delayed proposal to outfit commercial airliners with ejectable black box recorders may have a better chance of being adopted following the AirAsia crash in the Java Sea, say three sources at the U.N. global aviation body. It would equip commercial flights with black ...

Aviation's white-knuckle year closes with flying colors

Dec 28, 2014

Aviation's white-knuckle year closes with flying colors

If you weren’t already nervous about flying, that may have changed in 2014, a year that stirred our deepest fears about modern jet travel despite shaping up as one of the safest in aviation history. The tragic dramas surrounding Malaysia Airlines, in particular, played ...