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Suicide?
« on: March 20, 2018, 01:16:24 PM »
Did the pilot accused by the Kremlin of shooting down MH17 (the Boeing 777) over E.Ukraine using a slow ground support aircraft incapable of flying as fast or high enough (esp.when armed) commit suicide?

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

MH17 crash: Ukraine pilot blamed by Russia 'kills himself' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43457694



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Re: Suicide?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 03:04:11 PM »
It was reported that the guy was under investigation for signing off on suspicious air associated orders illegally.  He was reported to be under financial difficulty.  Just last week, a guy committed suicide in front of a government building.  He was in his 30s.  He was reported to have lived near the place where he died.

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Re: Suicide?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 02:12:50 AM »
The whole things tragic to say the least.

Too may have suffered but here's just one example of a young man wanting to serve his country and leaving the world far too early.


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Re: Suicide?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 05:28:43 AM »
According to Dutch news,

His wife said that he had been severely depressed ever since the plane got shot down.

Guilty consience? Knew something we didn't and it ate him up inside? Something else?
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Re: Suicide?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 06:08:07 AM »
According to Dutch news,

His wife said that he had been severely depressed ever since the plane got shot down.

Guilty consience? Knew something we didn't and it ate him up inside? Something else?

Possibly.

If so, I can only imagine the burden on a young man, keeping state secrets. Maybe the ukrainians knocked him off before he could confess - what you think Moby?  :popcorn:

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Re: Suicide?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 05:29:00 PM »
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She didn't believe his death was an accident or suicide

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According to the European Federation of Journalists, more members of the media have been murdered in Russia than anywhere else in Europe in recent decades. Between 1990 and 2015, 346 journalists and media staff have been killed on the continent; one-third of these murders happened in Russia, the group said.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/16/suspicions-raised-journalist-reported-secretive-russian-mercenaries/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/maxim-borodin-russia-reporter-death-fall-balcony_us_5ad4f819e4b0edca2cbcc536?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313