Strange Things Afoot At The Circle-(U)K?
and this section caught my attention-
" 2002 – Ukraine airshow disaster:
a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show
at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history."
|A Sukhoi Su-27 performing at an air show.|
The Sknyliv air show disaster occurred on Saturday July 27, 2002, when a
Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 of the Ukrainian Falcons crashed during an aerobatics presentation at Sknyliv airfield near Lviv, Ukraine.
It is the deadliest air show accident in history.
77 spectators were killed, including 19 children
(though initial reports put the number of dead at 85)
Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma publicly blamed the military for the disaster and dismissed the head of the air force, Volodymyr Strelnykov.
The defense minister Volodymyr Shkidchenko sent in his resignation, but it was rejected by Kuchma.
On June 24, 2005, a military court sentenced pilot Volodymyr Toponar and co-pilot Yuriy Yegorov to fourteen and eight years in prison, respectively.
|Boeing 777-200ER airliner|
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down on 17 July 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.
The Boeing 777-200ER airliner lost contact near Hrabove in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, about 50 km (31 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border and crashed near Torez, 40 km (25 mi) from the border.
The crash occurred in the conflict zone of the ongoing war in Donbass, in an area controlled by the Donbass People's Militia.
The Russian government has blamed the Ukrainian government for the shootdown.
The crash of MH17 marks the fifth Boeing 777 hull loss, the third in just over a year.
With 298 deaths, MH17 is the deadliest air incident in Ukraine and the deadliest
airliner shootdown in history.
The crash was Malaysia Airlines' worst incident and its second of the year, after the disappearance of Flight 370 (9M-MRO) on 8 March, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.
How weird is that?
|Open umbrellas over the check-in counter at KLIA?|
UPDATE:11th August, 2014.
What more can I say?
Some synchronicites don't always bring good news.
A civilian airliner has crashed moments after it took off from Iran's capital Tehran, killing at least 38 people on board and narrowly avoiding more fatalities on the ground.