Skip to comments.Malaysian Plane 'Shot Down With 295 On Board'
Posted on 07/17/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by Hojczyk
A Malaysian passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources.
The plane, which is believed to have been flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia's Interfax reported.
The Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry quoted by the news agency said.
he adviser said the 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are all believed to have died.
A spokesman for Malaysian Airlines confirmed it had lost contact with flight MH17, which departed from Amsterdam at 12.14am local time.
The flight disappeared from radar as it flew over Ukrainian airspace, he said.
Sky's Katie Stallard, in Moscow, said media reports suggest the plane came down in the Donetsk region, where there has been recent heavy fighting amid continuing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Several videos apparently filmed in the area, none of which Sky News has been able to independently verify, show plumes of thick, black smoke rising high into the air.
An aviation source told the Reuters news agency the wreckage of a burning aircraft had been found on the ground.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of reports and are urgently working to establish what has happened."
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is it on CNN yet? I see it on foxnews.com
Aren’t Sky News and Fox News affiliated?
it would appear so. I am watching the sky news stream on foxnews.com.
Why was this flying over a war zone?
And the maddening part is that you don’t know for sure who shot it down, if that’s what happened, because all sides could have had easily done it.
.... Another Tranquil day on planet Earth .....
The question now becomes which side did it?
Just the kind of thing that will happen when you allow Europe to be destabilized.
Should have never let things get this far.
Hearing it on the radio NOW.
Reason #1 why I don’t fly commercial anymore (since TWA 800 in 1996). RIP, all aboard.
Russia is probably going to use this to bring theirs troops in, which then begs the question of who has the most to gain by shooting it down?
If it was shot down at 33k feet, I think I could figure which side pulled that off. No rag tag rebels for sure.
Yup they are that Fox news “sister” channel in Europe which own by News corp and 20th century Fox
Shoulder-fired AAM’s don’t go to 33,000 ft.
apparently this is an international air route
what a tragedy!!!
those accountable MUST be found and punished
and yes, our resources can figure out who did it - not that I trust Obama’s administration to be truthful with us because he has a homohate agenda against Putin
claim is that shots came from the Russian side of the border.
Is mom jeans up yet?
I have not rode on board an airplane since 2002 and that was to a Bible conference in PA. RIP all on board.
I immediatly have to wonder, which person(s) with key information about the previous Malaysian plane disappearance were on this plane?