Publicat: 18 Iulie, 2014 - 09:01

Cotaţiile Malaysia Airlines au scăzut de aproape 18 la sută în Kuala Lumpur în această dimineață după ce unul dintre avioane de pasageri jumbo s-a prăbușit în estul Ucrainei omorând 298 de oameni. Acest lucru s-a întâmplat la doar câteva luni după ce operatorul de transport a fost lovit de pierderea unui avion deasupra Oceanului Indian.

 Malaysia Airlines stocks tumbled almost 18 percent in Kuala Lumpur this morning after one of its jumbo passenger jets crashed in the Eastern Ukraine killing 298. This happened just months after the carrier was hit by the loss of a plane over the Indian Ocean.

The firm fell 17.8 percent to RM0.185 at one point in morning trade on the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange, before paring some of those losses to sit 13 percent lower.

Malaysia Airlines is still reeling from the unexplained disappearance on March 8 of flight MH370 with 239 people aboard.

Combined with the airline's perennial losses, the MH370 debacle has pummeled its shares this year ― it has lost more than a third of its value since January 1 ― and sparked intense speculation over whether it may be sold off or restructured.

The latest crash worsens the carrier's outlook, said Mohshin Aziz, research analyst at Maybank Investment Bank.

“In the history of aviation... there's never been an airline that had to go through two huge disasters in the span of four months, so I don't think there's any historical evidence that they can get out of this,” he told Dow Jones Newswires.