Not enough seats aboard the Boeing 777-200 aircraft — which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 17 — saved the lives of Barry and Izzy Sim and their young baby. Photograph courtesy of BBC News. Click on the image to access the official Internet web site of BBC News.

No Open Seats Causes Family to Miss Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight

Sometimes missing your flight can be a good thing. Just ask Barry and Izzy Sim, whose lives were saved as they were originally supposed to be on the Boeing 777-2H6ER aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 17 yesterday — only to have been told that there were not enough seats aboard the airplane for them and their young baby; so they switched to a later flight operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Despite their good fortune…

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Latest Media Statements From Malaysia Airlines and Malaysia Prime Minister About MH17

Najib Razak — the prime minister of Malaysia — updated the international press and media earlier today with an official statement on the crash of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur earlier today. The full text of his statement — released on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:15 in the morning Standard Greenwich Time +0800 — is as follows…

Cathay Pacific Airways is one of the airlines which intends to avoid flights through the airspace over Ukraine until further notice. Photograph by FlyerTalk member silverm0623. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by silverm0623.

Airlines Avoiding Flights Over Malaysia Airlines Crash Site; Check Flight Status With Your Airline

A number of airlines have reported that they are avoiding their aircraft operating flights over the site in eastern Ukraine where the crash of the Boeing 777-2H6ER aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 17 occurred earlier today. The list of airlines supposedly avoiding the airspace over Ukraine or eastern Ukraine includes but is not necessarily limited to…

The crash reportedly happened in Ukraine near the Russian border.

Breaking News: Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Shot Down; Crashed in Ukraine

A Boeing 777-2H6ER aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has reportedly crashed in Ukraine after been shot down — possibly by a missile. There were supposedly 280 passengers and 15 flight crew members aboard the aircraft when the transponder signal was lost 50 nautical miles northwest of Donetsk. There are no reports of any survivors at this time. More to come…

This map shows the origination of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur; its destination in Beijing; the approximate point where contact is lost; and the Southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is assumed to have been lost. Graphic by Brian Cohen. Imagery ©2014 TerraMetrics. Map data ©2014 courtesy of Google Maps.

Malaysia Airlines: “We Have to Assume that MH370 Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean”

Two statements have been released concerning the mysterious disappearance of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The aircraft — which attempted to transport 226 passengers and 13 members of the flight crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing — mysteriously disappeared on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The first statement — also known as Media Statement 23, released on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:15 in the evening — is a communication which was shared with the family members of passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight 370…

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