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Ukraine: Malaysian Plane Shot Down by Missile; 295 Killed

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The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash is seen in the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014.

By    |   Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 11:48 AM

All 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner downed by a missile over eastern Ukraine on Thursday were killed, according to a Ukrainian interior ministry official quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

The aircraft, which other sources said was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, Anton Gerashchenko said, adding that it was hit by a ground-to-air missile.

There was no further confirmation of the report, reported Reuters, although Ukrainian officials said local residents had found wreckage.

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Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed it had lost contact with its flight MH-17 from Amsterdam. "The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace," it said.

Gerashchenko was quoted as saying: "A civilian airliner travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has just been shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft system ... 280 passengers and 15 crew have been killed."

Interfax-Ukraine quoted another Ukrainian official as saying the plane disappeared from radar when it was flying at 33,000 feet, a typical cruising altitude for airliners.

It came down at Torez, near Shakhtersk, some 25 miles from the Russia border. The area has been the scene of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels.

Ukraine has accused Russia of taking an active role in the four-month-old conflict in recent days and accused it earlier on Thursday of shooting down a Ukrainian fighter jet.

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