Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysia Airlines passenger jet reportedly shot down in Ukraine

(Fox News) Malaysia Airlines confirms an incident following reports that a passenger plane was shot down by a surface to air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to Sky News.

An adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister told The Associated press that the plane, carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew people onboard, was shot down.

The adviser also told Russian news agency Interfax that all onboard have been killed.

The plane – believed to be a Boeing 777 -- was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with, Sky News reports, citing Interfax.

A spokesman for Malaysia Airlines confirmed “an incident” on board one of its flights and is expected to release a statement soon.

“Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow,” read a tweet from Malaysia Airlines’ account.


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