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Ukraine / Plane Disaster / Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 #1127562

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by a surface-to-air missile in an area of Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists reviewed; animation and scenes of the wreckage shown.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The action behind the scenes featured; statement from Russian President Vladimir Putin blaming the Ukrainian government quoted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live discussion held with former NTSB investigator Greg Feith† about this tragedy. [FEITH – notes this is a criminal investigation; comments on the safety record of the 777 airplane; notes the burden for Malaysia Airlines from this crash and the disappearance of Flight 370.]

(Amsterdam: Katy Tur) The gathering of family members and loved ones at the airport in Amsterdam and the frustration and anger of the Malaysian people featured.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Ron Mott) The twin tragedies for Malaysia Airlines featured; scenes shown of anguished relatives of victims of Flight 370 last March; Facebook message to the relatives of MH17 victims, Tweets and statement from the airline quoted. [“Airline Weekly” Seth KAPLAN†- wonders how you convince people to fly your airline when you’ve had 2 tragedies in a short time.] [Malaysian Prime Minister Najib RAZAK†- says this is a tragic day in what has already been a tragic year for Malaysia.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Tur, Katy;
Mott, Ron
Duration:
00:09:00

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