Malaysian plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border - Report

2014-07-17 17:52
Cape Town - A Boeing 777 Malaysian Airlines plane has reportedly crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border.

Malaysian Airlines posted the following tweet.

Business Insider quotes an Interfax report from an aviation insider which states "Boeing Malaysian Airlines operate flights to Amsterdam — Kuala Lumpur for 50 miles before entering the airspace of Russia, began to decline, he was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine." 

There were reportedly 295 people on board and the plane is believed to have crashed "to the north of Torez in the Donetsk region". The area is a war-zone where pro-Russian separatists are fighting the Ukrainian army.
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