Flight MH17

Friday, July 18, 2014

As the saying goes, lightning never strikes the same place twice. At least, this belief should very well apply to air crash disaster in a single airline company. Unfortunately, this is not true for MAS. News surfaced on Friday midnight (GMT+8) that flight MH17 enroute to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a surface-to-air missile & crashed at Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine.

The minute I received news of the crash, I rushed to the living room & switched on to CNN for the latest updates. I watched with disbelief at the stark reality flashing before my eyes. It was past bedtime but I couldn't bring myself to sleep & ended up glued to the TV until 1am. If it's really true that the plane was shot by pro-Russian separatise, I'm utterly disgusted by their inhumane acts.

Let's hope that the bodies of victims can be recovered soon & returned back to the respective families. Meanwhile, I'm hoping that the black box will be found as soon as possible so that investigative teams can begin finding the cause of the incident. Although highly unlikely the perpetrators will be caught soon, I'm praying hard that the relevant parties will arrest them & bring them to justice. It's so unfair that innocent lives were killed as a result of geopolitical tension between Ukraine & Russia. RIP MH17. #RememberingMH17