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Ukraine / Plane Disaster #1068772

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 18, 2014
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(Studio: David Muir) The developments in the investigation into the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 flying from Amsterdam to Malaysia introduced; photos of the debris shown.

(Kiev: Terry Moran) The recovery of bodies from the plane wreckage featured; scenes shown from the fields of bodies, a team of investigators, plane parts. [President OBAMA - says separatists cannot shoot down military planes without training and equipment from Russia.] Photos of passengers shown.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The evidence against pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists for firing the missile examined; video of a wedding where a Russian military commander, Igor Strelkov‡, was a guest and a video of a missile battery shown; details given about rebel missile capabilities. [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- says the Russian government is seeking deniability; states the rebels thought they were shooting down a cargo plane.] Rebel audio played.

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The capabilities of the missile that hit the airliner six miles up discussed; animated diagram of the missile shown. [ABC aviation consultant former pilot retired Col. Stephen GANYARD - says forensic scientists have to examine the missile striking the plane.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Amsterdam: Lama Hasan) The plane's passengers featured; photos of the American, some of the children, the plane, shown with family reactions quoted. [Bumped from flight, Gert JANSEN†- comments.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles airport: David Kerley) The question of why the Malaysia Airlines plane was flying over a war zone examined; virtual view of the flight shown. [ABC News consultant John NANCE - raises questions about the flight route.] Statistics on the cost of rerouting a plane away from hotspots cited.

Muir, David;
Moran, Terry;
Ross, Brian;
Raddatz, Martha;
Hasan, Lama;
Kerley, David

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