Woman Loses Family in Both Malaysia Flights
Australian Kaylene Mann lost a brother and now a stepdaughter
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2014 8:28 AM CDT
A woman walks at the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014.   (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

(Newser) – An Australian woman is mourning the loss of loved ones on a Malaysia Airlines flight for the second time this year. Kaylene Mann lost a brother and sister-in-law in the disappearance of Flight 370 in March. Now she's learned that her stepdaughter was aboard the plane that got shot down over Ukraine yesterday, reports the Times of New Zealand and Australia. Stepdaughter Maree Rizk and her husband, Albert, were returning home to Melbourne after a month-long holiday in Europe. "It's just brought everyone, everything back," Mann's brother tells AP. "It's just ... ripped our guts again."

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RAD45
Jul 18, 2014 11:38 AM CDT
Mmm, time for folks to stop flying Malaysian Air. There are plenty of other carriers serving that region including Cathy Pacific, Quantas, Air New Zealand, Air India, etc.
Doc
Jul 18, 2014 9:42 AM CDT
Tell me again why any airline would fly over a war zone just to save fuel? This could bankrupt MAL. And it should. Figure the jet was leased and the insurance carrier might say they won't pay for it. Let's see if MAL pays anything to the families.
bobvenn
Jul 18, 2014 9:20 AM CDT
What are the odds? Unbelievable. Tragic events, so much suffering.