• In Memory of MH17

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      In Memory of MAPA Members Lost on MH17

      Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down on 17 July 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board. The Boeing 777-200ER airliner lost contact about 50 km (31 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border and crashed near Torez in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 40 km (25 mi) from the border. The crash occurred during the Battle in Shakhtarsk Raion, part of the ongoing war in Donbass, in an area controlled by the Donbass People's Militia.

      The flight was crewed by four pilots, all of whom were members of the Malaysia Airlines Pilots' Association, MAPA.

      Capt. Wan Amran Wan Husin, 50
      MAPA Member W1004
      Capt. Eugene Choo Jin Leong, 45.
      MAPA Member E1017
      F/O Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi, 29.
      MAPA Member A1245
      F/O Muhd Firdaus Abdul Rahim, 27.
      MAPA Member M1308

      Capt Wan Amran
       from Kuala Kangsar, Perak, is remembered as a kind-hearted and charitable man who loved to joke, said niece Nur Suraya Dusuki, 29. He had been piloting Boeing aircraft for more than 20 years and had been planning to perform the Haj at the end of the year. Capt Wan Amran leaves a wife and two sons, aged nine and seven. 

      Capt Eugene Choo from Seremban was a humble family man who was always friendly, say colleagues and neighbours. The former student of SM Ibrahim, Sungai Petani, Kedah, was a passionate biker. Capt Eugene leaves a wife and two sons, aged 13 and 10.

      First Officer Ahmad Hakimi was said to be a very quiet person but he was also very kind and helpful. Although fond of cracking jokes, Hakimi was always very soft-spoken, never raising his voice even when faced with stressful situations. He leaves behind a wife and a son.

      First Officer Muhd Firdaus achieved his childhood dream of being a pilot when he started a career with Malaysia Airlines (MAS). He leaves behind a wife.

      As part of the National Mourning Day proceedings on 22nd August 2014, Members of MAPA were in attendance as a mark of respect to their fallen comrades.

      Members of the Malaysia Airlines Pilots' Association (MAPA) lined up as a guard of honour at Masjid Putra, Putrajaya.

      In sorrow, we mourn those lost.
      In gratitude, we embrace those around us.
      In sympathy, we reach out to those who grieve.