Strong evidence suggests that a Russian-supplied and crewed Buk antiaircraft missile shot down MH17.
The missile system most likely used to shoot down Malaysia Airline MH17 is common, lethal, and crewed by men with little training.
mid-15c., "group of soldiers," from Middle French crue (Old French creue) "an increase, recruit, military reinforcement," from fem. past participle of creistre "grow," from Latin crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Meaning "people acting or working together" is first attested 1560s. "Gang of men on a warship" is from 1690s. Crew-cut first attested 1938, so called because the style originally was adopted by boat crews at Harvard and Yale.