Malaysia Airline’s passenger plane has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border.
Interfax, the Russian News Agency reported that the Boeing 777 crashed in Ukraine’s restive eastern region, near where government forces are fighting the pro-Russian insurgents. 295 people were said to be on board the aircraft, which was reportedly flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
The plane didn’t crash on its own but was shot down claimed an advisor to Ukraine’s Interior Minister.
Aviation sources from Russia said the plane didn’t enter the Russian airspace when it was expected to and crashed in Ukraine about 60km from the border.
Interfax quoted a separate source in the Ukrainian security apparatus as saying that the plane disappeared from radar at a height of 10,000 metres and came down near the town of Shakhtyorsk.
Just a few months back Malaysia Airlines fight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing – the MH370 mysteriously disappeared with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the ill-fated plane.