Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash: 'They shouldn't be f*cking flying Here,' Ukraine rebel commander in leaked conversation
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in Ukraine has sparked conspiracy theories.

As people search for answers to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, several conspiracy theories have been doing the rounds.


Of the theories, the Illuminati rumours seem to be the most popular. A writer at claims the MH17 tragedy is linked to the occult secret society.

"I followed the previous Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 (exhaustively) and concluded that it must've been aliens; one of the first conspiracy theories to surface, and until we hear otherwise I'm sticking with it. In that MH370 conspiracy theories post I referenced the fact that the alleged Illuminati might have been involved due to the number 777 being tied in. You'll notice that this MH17 was also a Boeing 777."

Meanwhile, a Reddit user, ISayWhatEvery1Thinks wrote:

"Mh17 (one seven) – a 777 has been flying for 17 (one seven) years, was shot down during the 17th (one seven) day of the 7th month of 2014. 2+0+1+4=7
295 "souls on board" (Anderson cooper's words) 2+9+5=16 then 1+6 =7
A lot of 7s.
Not sure if anyone watched the "number 7″ video that was posted last week. Christine Lagarde, the chief of the IMF had some pretty cryptic uses of the number 7."

Vladimir Putin Assassination

According to Interfax, a Moscow-based news agency, Russia's President Vladimir Putin's jet was travelling almost the same route as Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane.

"I can say that Putin's plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft - 15:44 Moscow time," an anonymous source told the news agency.

"The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical", the source added.

Putin was returning to Moscow from Brazil, where he attended the Brics summit.

However, Russia Today pointed out that Intefax's report was "the first and the only media source to publish the news" which was contradicted by other reports which claimed that the presidential plane was not flying over Ukraine at the same time.

World War III

Fears of World War 3 have sparked after the Boeing 777 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was hit by a missile.

All prayers to the victims family of MH17 Malaysia Airlines..

Hopefully this ain't the start of World War 3..… —

— Vladico Jobial (@jeje27dico) July 18, 2014

Israel attack Palestina, Ukraine shooting rocket to Malaysia Airlines Plane. Kamu dideketin cowok laen. World War 3 its gonna be happen.

— Putra Aulia Nur Iman (@paulboyak) July 17, 2014

CNN Did it for Ratings

Twitter users blamed the cable news network for the tragedy and that they did it for viewership.

According to The Wrap, CNN's ratings dropped drastically when the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 became old news.

I’m pretty sure CNN shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight. Aviation Experts on retainer are expensive. #MH17

— That Guy (@myinnerjerk) July 17, 2014

If the Malaysia Airlines plane was truly shot down, then it is either the start of World War III or CNN trying to boost ratings.

— Zach (@The_imBROglio) July 17, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 First-Last Flight Dates Coincides

The New York Times's CJ Chivers noted that the flight first flew on 17 July 1997 and the tragedy struck the same day, 17 years later.