Malaysian Plane 'Crashes With 295 On Board'
4:25pm UK, Thursday 17 July 2014
A Boeing 777 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur reportedly comes down in Ukraine, close to the Russian border.A Malaysian passenger plane has crashed in Ukraine, according to aviation sources cited by the Russian news agency Interfax.
The airliner, which was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 people on board, is thought to have come down close to the border with Russia.
A spokesman for Malaysian Airlines has confirmed "an incident" on board one of its flights and is expected to release a statement shortly.
Ukraine conflict: Russia accused of shooting down jet
A Ukrainian security spokesman has accused Russia's air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.
Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, said an Su-25 ground attack plane was downed on Wednesday evening.