Friday, July 18, 2014

Malaysian jet 'shot down' over Ukraine - Europe - Al Jazeera English

A flight tracking website showed that one flight path interrupted in Ukraine []
A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to officials.

The Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was brought down by a buk ground-to-air
missle, a Ukrainian interior ministry adviser said.

"280 passengers and 15 crew members have been killed," Anton Herashchenko wrote on his Facebook page.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko denied his armed forces were
involved in the downing of the airliner. “Armed Forces of Ukraine did
not take action against any airborne targets," Poroshenko said.

Malaysian Airlines confirmed it had lost contact with flight MH17 from Amsterdam, saying on its twitter account that the last known position
of the aircraft was over Ukrainian airspace.

A flight tracking website showed that one flight path interrupted in Ukraine.

The Interfax news agency said the plane came down 50 km short of entering Russian airspace.

It "began to drop, afterwards it was found burning on the ground on Ukrainian territory," an unnamed
 source said.

The plane appeared to have come down in a region of military action where Ukrainian government
 forces are battling pro-Russian separatists.

A separate unnamed source in the Ukrainian security apparatus, quoted by Interfax, said the plane disappeared from radar at a height of 10,000 metres after which it came down near the town of
Malaysian jet 'shot down' over Ukraine - Europe - Al Jazeera English

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