Thursday, 17 July 2014

Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Crashes in Ukraine

Image: A general view shows the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region


A Malaysia Airlines jet with 295 people on board crashed Thursday in the hostile eastern region of Ukraine, near the Russian border, and a Ukrainian government adviser said that it had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

Malaysia Airlines said that it lost contact with the plane, Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, about 30 miles from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Photos from the scene showed the blackened wreckage of the plane and bodies scattered in a field.

President Barack Obama said the U.S. government was working to determine whether Americans were on board.


Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-plane-crash/malaysia-airlines-passenger-jet-crashes-ukraine-n158416

By: ALEXANDER SMITH, ALASTAIR JAMIESON AND ERIN MCCLAM

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