A Dutch passenger posted this image of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to his Facebook page before he boarded the plane.
Cor Pan, who was heading to Kuala Lumpur on vacation with his girlfriend Neeltje Tol, paused on the sky bridge to take this photo of the doomed plane. The caption reads, “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.”
As the reality of the tragedy set in, Pan’s Facebook friends expressed their grief and shared the post thousands of times.
One comment from a friend reads “Enjoy your holiday man.” Another FB user wrote “Rest in peace, cousin.”
MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine earlier today. 295 passengers and crew on board were killed.
23 Americans and 9 Brits were among the passengers on board MH17 when it was shot down.
Malaysia Airlines confirmed it lost contact with the Boeing 777 jet as it flew over the Ukraine from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Reporters at the scene were encouraged to take pictures of the bodies that lay scattered in a wheat field.
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Rap artist Nicki Minaj expressed her opinion about British-Australian rapper Iggy Azalea who is threatening her reign as the queen of hip hop. Nicki disparaged Iggy during the 2014 BET Awards, saying, “What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”
Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Nick Young defended his girlfriend during the 2014 ESPY Awards held in Los Angeles last night.
Universal Pictures is casting black girls for its film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic which documents the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.
The casting call by Sande Allesi Casting, which reflects the target audience of the movie, grades the women by skin color and whether they wear weave and extensions. “Fine” LSLH women (light skinned with long hair) are graded A/B, while dark skinned women who wear hair weave are graded C/D. Naturally the weave wearers are outraged by the degrading implications of the casting call.
A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew was shot down over the Ukraine, Fox News reports. The Boeing 777 was shot down at cruising altitude (above 30,000 feet) over the Ukraine. All 295 souls on board are dead. This is the 2nd tragedy to strike Malaysia Airlines since March, when one of its jets disappeared over the South Indian Ocean.
The MH17 Boeing 777 wide body jet was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down. “The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow,” read a tweet from Malaysia Airlines’ Twitter account.
American planes are banned from flying over that region because of the risk of planes being shot out of the sky.
ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards aired last night. And, as usual, ESPN chose to focus on the effeminate aspects of men in sports. ESPY Host Drake, left, and NBA players Paul George and Lance Stephenson are seen bonding onstage during The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, July 16, in Los Angeles, California.
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Guess what? Another fake fight broke out during a reality TV show reunion show. And, as usual, reality TV show viewers act like this is the 1st fake fight they’ve ever seen during a reunion show.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis‘ childhood home is on the market for a modest $44 million. Hedge fund manager David Ganek just listed the 2-story apartment at 740 Park Avenue where Jackie spent her youth from ages 2 through seven.
If you happen to have an extra $44 million laying around your bank vault, there’s a few things you should know before you call your broker. No mortgages are allowed in the world’s richest building. Come with cash or don’t come at all. And by “cash,” they mean assets of $100 million liquid. You must also be approved in a vetting process by board members who won’t even show up if they’ve never heard of you. And maintenance fees in this 19-story building of 31 units exceeds $50K a month.
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Atlanta police have arrested the SUV driver who pursued and ran over a 50-year-old cyclist on June 9 in the Morningside area. Gregory Thomas Germani, who created the popular Atlanta Time Machine website, was found wedged under a silver SUV on Flagler Avenue after being run over by a red Dodge Nitro SUV that fled the scene. Germani spent weeks at Grady hospital in intensive care before being released to a rehab facility.
Joseph Alan Lewis, 19, was arrested late Wednesday and booked into the Fulton County jail. He will appear before a magistrate judge at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
A Crime Stoppers reward fund raised nearly $18,000. Police say a tip called into Crime Stoppers led them to Lewis’ red Dodge Nitro.