Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam shot down over Ukraine; no survivors

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Update:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/us-ukraine-crash-airplane-idUSKBN0FM1TU20140717

Reuters said:
(Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by 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.

Just happened a few hours ago. I don't know if it's the same airline from the missing plane.
Reuters) - A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, Interfax cited an aviation industry source as saying on Thursday.

It said the Boeing plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Reuters could not immediately confirm the Interfax
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/17/ukraine-crash-airplane-idUSL6N0PS57720140717
 

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Telegraph and German tickers reporting the same. :(


Interfax news agency are claiming that a Malaysian passenger plane has crashed in Ukraine, near the Russian border.


"A Boeing Malaysian Airlines that was fyling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur began to descend about 50km before entering Russian airspace, and was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine," an aviation source told Interfax.


Interfax said that 295 people were on board at the time.
 

sangreal

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Wtf if true. That's mid flight, very, very few flights crash mid flight
It was probably shot down; it crashed near Donetsk according to Interfax

07/17 19:11 MALAYSIAN BOEING CRASHES NOT FAR FROM DONETSK WHERE FIGHTING TAKES PLACE BETWENE UKRAINIAN ARMY, MILITIAMEN - SOURCE
 

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It was probably shot down; it crashed near Donetsk according to Interfax

07/17 19:11 MALAYSIAN BOEING CRASHES NOT FAR FROM DONETSK WHERE FIGHTING TAKES PLACE BETWENE UKRAINIAN ARMY, MILITIAMEN - SOURCE
Jesus, reads like a teleprompter error on CNN.
 

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As i said in other thread - taking down airliner would require anti air missile that can reach high altitude - those are launched from mobile launcher from armored vehicles (edited)

Trigger happy pilot from either side is sci-fi scenario.
 

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Again from Malaysia Airlines? Is it just a sheer unlucky period for them or are the planes being rushed and not taken car of?

There will be a massive global riot in the diplomatic departement if the plane turns out to be shot down, though.
 

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It departed from Amsterdam? Shit. Extra news report coming up here. From what I;ve read so far a spokesman from Malaysian Airlines confirmed an "incident" took place on board, but couldn't confirm the plane has crashed?
 

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Unconfirmed reports are reporting that it crashed near Shakhtarsk in Ukraine, around 50 km from Russian border.
 

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Well you know it's either pilot error or something more heinous. Passenger airliners are incredibly mechanically sound.
 

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Another Malayasian airliner? If it was shot down it might be a let off for them, otherwise they might need to consider grounding the fleet. 2 planes in what, 6 months there abouts? Might want to find out what went wrong here pretty quick.
 

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Dutch news reporter is using the word 'neergehaald' which would mean taken down instead of crashed.
 
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