Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Report

  Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Report

Accident description
Last updated: 20 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 17 July 2014
Time:16:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-2H6ER
Operator:Malaysia Airlines
Registration: 9M-MRD
C/n / msn: 28411/84
First flight: 1997-07-17 (17 years )
Total airframe hrs:75322
Cycles:11434
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 892
Crew:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 283 / Occupants: 283
Total:Fatalities: 298 / Occupants: 298
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hrabove (   Ukraine) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL/WMKK), Malaysia
Flightnumber: 17
Narrative:
A Boeing 777-200 passenger plane, operating Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, crashed in the Ukraine, east of Donetsk. All 298 on board were killed. Flight MH17 departed the gate at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands at 12:14 hours local time, bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was airborne at 12:30 (10:30 UTC) from runway 36C and reached a cruising altitude of FL310 at 12:53 (10:53 UTC). Ninety minutes into the flight, at 12:01 UTC and just prior to entering Ukrainian airspace, the flight climbed to FL330. This altitude was maintained until last contact by ADS-B receivers of flight tracking websites, about 13:21 UTC.
At the point of last contact it was flying 1000 feet above airspace that had been restricted as a result of ongoing fighting in the area. Malaysia Airlines reported that MH17 filed a flight plan requesting FL350 throughout Ukrainian airspace. However, the flight was instructed by Ukrainian air traffic control to fly at FL330.

In a statement, the President of Ukraine said that he "did not exclude that this aircraft was also shot down", referring to two Ukraine Air Force aircraft that were shot shot down in the region: a Su-25 and an An-26 transport plane three days prior to the Malaysian accident.
U.S. President Obama said that the U.S. government believed that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired from separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine.


Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control (presumed)
Sources:
» Flightaware
» Flightradar24
» Malaysia Airlines


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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport as the crow flies is 10162 km (6351 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

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