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Malaysians in shock over jet crash

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:30

Malaysians are saddened by news of the plane crash in Ukraine, the second disaster suffered by Malaysia Airlines this year. Sarah Toms reports.

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EDITORS NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 At a Malaysian airport, police wait for relatives of passengers on the downed MH17 jet to gather for news. Many here have questions about why the Malaysian airliner crashed in east Ukraine, killing all 298 on board. (SOUNDBITE) (English) 20-YEAR-OLD STUDENT CHEONG TECK MENG SAYING: "I don't know much detail about that, it's through Facebook I've scrolled down. All my friends are just sharing these posts. It is a really sad case, about the MH17." The US suspects a surface-to-air missile that brought down the jet was fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow. It's the second time this year Malaysian Airlines has lost a plane. In March, another jet -- Flight MH370 -- mysteriously disappeared with 239 passengers and crew on board. This woman lost her husband on the flight, which was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WIDOW OF MH370 PASSENGER, DANICA WEEKS SAYING: "Look, another Malaysian air flight, it just takes me back, it's just so shocking and I can't believe that they've lost another plane. Look we need to know why and I just hope Malaysia are more forthcoming with the families on this." Few people here could believe that another airline disaster could strike so soon.

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Malaysians in shock over jet crash

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:30