Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine, killing all 295 passengers onboard

Published 17 July 2014  |  
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Just three months after a Malaysian Airlines flight disappeared with no trace, another Malaysian Airlines plane carrying 295 people onboard has reportedly been shot down on the Russia-Ukraine border.

All those onboard are believed to have died when the Flight MH17 carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew was shot down.

The flight was flying between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur when it passed through the Russian-Ukraine border.

The MH17 aircraft went missing near Donetsk, an area where heavy fighting took place between Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces.

According to reports, the plane was struck by by BUK surface-to-air missile at 33,000ft, and about 20 miles before entering Russian airspace.

Malaysian Airlines tweeted: "Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow."

The plane took off around from Amsterdam around noon today.

The disappearance of Flight MH370 is still a big mystery. There were news that debris was found in the Indian Ocean and it was assumed that it was the remains of the Boeing 777. Further, the Malaysian Prime Minister also released a statement that there are no living survivors from the flight. Of course, there's still no confirmation of any of these news until they are able to find concrete evidence.

The Malaysia Airline Flight 370 lost contact back in March 8 when it left Kuala Lumpur and headed to Beijing. There were 239 passengers, most of which were Chinese citizens. Satellite data analyzed that the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean, but so far, the Australian-led search team still hasn't found any evidence.

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