Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ukraine Disaster Comes Too Close to the Coast

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ukraine Disaster Comes Too Close to the Coast

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Byline: Bianca Clare

A COUPLE with strong Sunshine Coast connections was killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday.

The passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine yesterday morning en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Plumes of black smoke could be seen near the rebel-held village of Grabovo in eastern Ukraine, at the crash site 40 kilometres from the Russian border.

It is understood Susan and Howard Horder were returning to Queensland after a holiday in Europe.

Their son Matthew Horder is the chairman of the Sunshine Coast Sports Federation.

Last night Premier Campbell Newman confirmed that of the 28 Australians among the 298 passengers and crew on board, nine were Queenslanders.

Regional parts of the state are grappling with the ramifications of the horror incident.

Toowoomba is reeling from the loss of pathologist Roger Guard and his wife Jill.

Gympie real estate identity Mel Adams is devastated by the loss of her best friend Helena Sidelik. …

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