Anxious messages flood MH17 crew's Facebook pages

Anxious messages flood MH17 crew's Facebook pages
Two stewardesses, Angeline Premila and Shazana Salleh, who are believed to be on Malaysian Airline MH17 have their Facebook pages flooded with messages of hope from friends.

Messages of hope have started flowing on Twitter and Facebook.

A post from the Instagram handle (@annerafdzi) uploaded a few hours after the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines MH Flight 17 shows a spreadsheet with the manifest of the plane that was heading to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Malaysian airliner was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew, who are named in the list below.

Angeline Premila, the last name on the flight crew manifest, is just in her midtwenties, reported The Star Online.

Our hearts went out to the Klang-born crew member's family, friends and colleagues who posted messages of hope on her Facebook account.

The Boeing 777 departed Amsterdam at 12.15pm (Amsterdam local time) and was supposed to arrive in Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.10 am (Malaysian Time), according to an official statement from Malaysian Airlines posted on their Facebook page.

Another MAS crew member Shazana Salleh's Facebook page was filled with prayers and messages of grief.

It was Nur Shazana Mohamed Salleh's childhood dream to become an air stewardess.

The 31-year-old Penangite was one of the crew members on board MH17 that crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday.

Her family when met at their home in Persiaran Mayang Pasir here on Friday were sobbing uncontrollably.

Mohamed Salleh Shamsuddin, 54, said he last communicated with his daughter via WhatsApp some 24 hours before the ill-fated flight took off from Amsterdam.

"She asked me for a photo of my grandchild because she said she missed him.

"She also requested for a copy of me and my wife's MyKad," he said.

In tears, Mohamed Salleh added that Nur Shazana told him that she would return on the first day of Hari Raya and wanted them to wait for her before they visit the graves of departed relatives.

Nur Shazana's mother Sharom Ibrahim, 57, said her daughter was the eldest among four siblings and had been working in MAS for nine years.

Her family, however, is still clinging on to all the hopes they have.

Mohamed Salleh said they would not accept that Nur Shazana is dead until there is a confirmation by MAS and the Federal Government, and until they see her body.

Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport shortly after noon Thursday and was supposed to land in Kuala Lumpur at about 6.10am local time on Friday.

Flight tracking data indicated that the plane was at its cruising altitude of 33,000 feet when it disappeared.

The Boeing 777 is believed to have been shot down 50km from the Ukraine-Russia border.

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