BREAKING NEWS: Malaysian Airlines MH17 passenger plane carrying 295 people ‘shot down with ground-to-air missile’ at 33,000ft over Ukraine near to Russian border
A Malaysian Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine. There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board.
Ukrainian Interior Minister said all on board are dead and that the plane was shot down by Russian anti-aircraft missile at 32,000 feet and at 500mph.
The plane, a Boeing 777, came down near the city of Donetsk, which is a border between Russia and Ukraine where a Ukraine transport plane was shot down on Monday July 13th and a military jet shot down last week from the Russian side of the border.
The Interior Minister said pro-Russian separatists have been hunting down their planes for weeks. 6 Ukrainian military jets have been shot down in the last few months by the Russians. There have been a military battle between Ukraine and Russia for a while. And now they are shooting down passenger planes? The plane departed Amsterdam at 12.15pm and went down around 4.30pm.