Crash claims top AIDS researchers heading to Melbourne

About 100 of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash were heading to Melbourne for a major AIDS conference, conference attendees have been told.

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proudly_X1404d ago

It's a shame.. Double disaster for Malaysia :(

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johny51404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Something seems fishy and it's not my fish sticks....

pandehz1403d ago

About to reveal a cheap cure when bam 1 yr later a super expensive cure will be revealed.

johny51403d ago

I wouldn't have bat an eye except these researchers constituted almost half the passengers!

Makes you wonder....

SilentNegotiator1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

Right. Because if he invented a cure, he would wait for a convention to tell anyone and didn't write it down. /s

Jrmy841403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

The companies make to much money off the current drugs for patients, you really think if a multi billion dollar drug company found a cure for HIV they'd patent it and start curing people who have to spend a crap load of cash their entire lives on a bucket filled with their medicine? Sorry but these companies don't think like Dr. Jonas Solk , its all about Money,shareholders,money,share holders.

ProjectVulcan1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

Dun dun dun! Big Pharma strikes again to prevent a cure!

Please, no conspiracy bull. The guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time, just all the other hundreds of poor innocents murdered for no good reason

SilentNegotiator1403d ago


Because there's no money to be made in cures. No one would go up against big pharmaceuticals to make billions quickly with a cure. /s

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cyclindk1403d ago

Why that airspace simply couldn't have been avoided. So many people are left wondering "why" now, heart goes out to them all.

Speed-Racer1403d ago

Because they want to save on fuel. I think there is a safe flight altitude as well for passenger planes because there were others traversing the route as well. They just happened to be unlucky. I guess a more caring airline would have issued directives to avoid the country's airspace all together.

cyclindk1403d ago

I know nothing of airline policies or international flights but considering the "war zone" and other aircrafte being downed one would IMAGINE fuel conservation would be less of a concern considering what was at stake.

Too late now i suppose.

Speed-Racer1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

Yea that would be the responsible thing to do but some Asian airlines tend to cut corners. Just look at the Asiana crash the other day where an inexperienced pilot was at the control of a 777. I'm not even trying to stereotype but that's just the case with some of them.

I predict that Malaysia Airlines will have to close its doors. Dealing with this kind of PR can't be fixed with any amount of money. Losing 2 777s in the space of a few months is devastating.

cyclindk1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

Let alone those people who somehow managed to lose loved ones on this latest flight and the prior one... I cannot imagine.

People deal with death every day all over the world, but situations like this when it is so unexpected and so forth, hurts in different ways.

I agree with your above statement in the regional/corporate-policy sense which is how i took the reference to "asian" airlines. Too many companies of all types cut corners that get innocent people killed. Can't recall the American car company of late. Cover ups, all that...

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