Thursday, 17 July 2014
Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Crashes in Ukraine
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