MH17 (Malaysia Airlines Flight 17) was a scheduled international passenger flight that was shot down on July 17, 2014, while flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was carrying 298 people on board, and all of them were killed in the incident.
The aircraft was flying over Ukrainian airspace when it was shot down by a Buk surface-to-air missile, which is believed to have been fired by pro-Russian separatists. The incident occurred during the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and both sides have accused each other of being responsible for the tragedy.
The crash of MH17 has been widely condemned as a deliberate and unlawful act of violence, and the incident remains under investigation by the Dutch Safety Board and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The JIT has identified several suspects in the downing of the aircraft, but they have not yet been brought to trial. The incident has also led to increased scrutiny of airspace safety and the use of commercial airlines in conflict zones.