#Victims #identified so far #Malaysia #Airlines #Ukraine #plane #crash:


Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) is very saddened to learn that Malaysia Passenger Airline’s MH17 has crash in Ukraine with 298 people on board. We send our deepest condolences to all the families members of passengers on board on MH17 at this difficult time.


Victims identified so far:


Quinn Lucas Schansman was a dual Dutch-American citizen. A Facebook profile that appears to be his says the young man was studying international business at Amsterdam’s University of Applied Sciences.


A lone Canadian was on board the downed flight: Andrei Anghel, 24 of Ajax, Ont.

A 2012 University of Waterloo graduate of the biomedical science program, Anghel was en route to Bali, Indonesia, for vacation

Jolette Nuesink
Peter Nuesink
Two Nuesink children
Emiel Mahler
Pim de Kuijer
Martine de Schutter
Lucie van Mens
Cor Schilder (‘Pan’) (Volendam)
Neeltje Tol (Volendam)
Lisanne Engels (Utrecht)
Willem Grootscholten (Nieuwegein)
Robin Hemelrijk (Harmelen)
Robert-Jan van Zijtveld (Vleuten)
Frederique van Zijtveld (Vleuten) Professor Joep Lange
Regis Crolla

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Black box of Myanmar plane crash to be tested in Singapore

The black box of plane crash in eastern Shan State has been found after a few hours of accident, and the flight data recorder will be tested in Singapore, the airline announced.

The plane, a Fokker-100, was forced to make an emergency landing two miles (3.2 kilometers) from Heho airport on Dec 26  morning, according to the aircraft’s carrier Air Bagan.

The accident caused two people killed and 11 injured.



The Air Bagan flight was carrying 63 passengers, including 51 foreigners, and six crew members from the city of Mandalay to Heho airport in Shan State, the gateway to popular tourist destination Inle Lake.

As the aircraft could not release the landing gear, it crashed on the grounds, broken totally apart in the mid-section, igniting into blaze.

Authorities gave a more dramatic account, saying the pilot mistook the road for a runway due to bad weather.
State television reported: “While descending, the plane mistakenly landed … due to fog beside the runway.”

It said the aircraft made a hard landing on a road and then came to a stop in a nearby rice paddy field.

“The rear end of the plane broke and caught fire,” state TV said.

Rescuers brought the fire under control about 45 minutes later. Witnesses said smoke filled the plane when it hit the ground and was still rising from the plane’s badly-charred wreckage hours later.

Airport officials in Heho said injured passengers were taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Taunggyi for treatment.

The airline company is now working with the respective embassies of injured foreign passengers to get their passports lost in the crash.

Air Bagan said a Myanmar tour guide on board the plane was killed.

A motorcyclist on the ground also perished. Continue reading “Black box of Myanmar plane crash to be tested in Singapore”