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Ukraine / Plane Disaster #1068740

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
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(Studio: David Muir) The disaster for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 flying from Amsterdam to Malaysia that disappeared over Ukraine introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The jet that was shot down featured; scenes shown of the plane crashing with smoke and debris, fire, wreckage; details given from the timeline for the flight believed shot down by a missile, Ukraine's charges it was shot down by Russian separatists/militants, prior Ukrainian planes downed and questions of whether Americans were on board. [Vice President Joe BIDEN - says it was shot down.]

(Studio: David Muir) A report from freelancer John Wendle about the plane presented. [Voice of WENDLE - says armed rebels controlled the search area where debris is scattered.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Kirit Radia) The wasteland of smoldering debris in Ukraine near the Russian border featured; scenes shown of smoke, villagers watching and recounting what they heard and saw, parts of the plane.

(Studio: David Muir) An interview held with the Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klikin† about the "act of terrorism." [KLIMKIN - says we intercepted phone calls in which the terrorists talked about shooting down planes.]

(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with ABC aviation consultant former pilot retired Col. Stephen Ganyard about the downed plane. [GANYARD - talks about the missile system likely used to bring down the plane: there was no chance for the plane.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Amsterdam: Lama Hasan) The passengers on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane featured; photos shown from the Amsterdam airport and of some Dutch passengers; plane wreckage shown. [In airport, two PEOPLE - react.]

Muir, David;
Raddatz, Martha;
Radia, Kirit;
Hasan, Lama

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