Aviation expert Norman Shanks said many airlines continued to fly over Ukraine despite warnings because it offered a shorter route that saved money on fuel.
Terming as "unfortunate" the loss of lives in the Malaysian airline tragedy, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said there was no Indian on board the plane.
The Ukraine crash will surely inflict more financial damage on Malaysia Airlines.
The Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash isn't the first time that a commercial aircraft has been shot down over Russian or former Soviet nations' airspace. Here's a list of previous incidents.
One passenger's joke on Facebook about the MH17 plane disappearing, minutes before he boarded, has gone viral.
American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger MH17 jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a US official said.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aka flight MH17crashed in Ukraine. In this slideshow we take a look at the photos from the site crash.