On 17 July 2014, MH017 departs from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Gate G3 (Wave 3) at 12:14 am for a departure from the Polderbaan (Runway 36L) to Kuala Lumpur. On board are 280 passengers with their own seat, three babies without their own seat and 15 man crew. The crew consists of four men cockpit crew (two captains and two co-pilots) and 11 male cabin crew.
The nationalities of the passengers is as follows:
28 Malaysia (+15 crew)
10 United Kingdom
1 New Zealand
MH17 was a 17 year old Boeing 777-200 with registration 9M-MRD.
The first flight of MH17 was on July 17 in 1997.
The machine has a total of 75 322 flight hours and 11434 takeoffs and landings (cycles).
The aircraft was technically checked on 11 July 2014 and was all right.
At 12:31 the Boeing 777-200 left from the new runway (36L) for departure eastward over
Germany, Poland and Ukraine. At 15:18 hours Dutch time contact with the machine was broken, mh17 flew just at the height of the boundary between Ukraine and Russia at that time and was flying for almost 3 hours from Amsterdam to get to Kuala Lumpur.
During the flight, there were no details reported by the cockpit to the various controllers on the ground.