Airline Disasters

Infographic: Facts about Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine yesterday, carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members from the Netherlands to Malaysia.

The infographic below from the UK website, The Conversation, shows confirmed information as of 8:24am BST today.

Ukrainian authorities had closed airspace up to 32,000ft. Despite this, the aircraft’s flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MH17 was flying at 33,000ft when it was hit by a surface-to-air missile.

The aircraft did not make a distress call.

Facts About MH17 Infographic

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