Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 ‘shot down’ in Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 'shot down' in UkraineA passenger jet belonging to Malaysia Airlines crashed in eastern Ukraine, close to border with Russia, in an area where separatist rebels have been engaging Ukrainian Army forces in recent weeks.

The plane, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, had 298 people on board and crashed near the town of Snezhnoe.

A source in the Russian aviation industry told Reuters that the plane did not enter Russian airspace when expected and had indeed crashed in eastern Ukraine. Quoting an aviation source, Reuters also reported that burning wreckage was found.

 

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