Breaking: Malaysian Passenger Jet Crashes in Ukraine


Alleged view of the crash site, via twitter

Alleged view of the crash site, via twitter

British news network Sky and Russian news agency Interfax are reporting that a Malaysian Airlines flight operating from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed with 295 passengers on board. The tail number is reported to be 9M-MRD. The flight was operating as flight 17. The plane, a Boeing 777-200ER, was delivered to Malaysia Airlines in 1997.

Details are developing. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as new info comes in.

This Boeing 777-200 (reg number: (9M-MRO) is the one in question with Malaysia Flight MH370 - Photo: Thomas Becker

Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) lost as Malaysia Flight MH370 – Photo: Thomas Becker

UPDATE: 8:29PDT: Interfax’s website is offline, presumably from heavy traffic. Story is being widely reported in mainstream media.

UPDATE: 9:32PDT: The flight did not squawk 7700 (for distress), via @airlineflyer

UPDATE: 9:38PDT: Reuters is reporting that the flight was brought down by an ground-to-air missile over Ukraine, with all passengers and crew dead. Via Interfax, reports indicate that the plane was at cruise level, and brought down approximately 20 miles from the Russian border.

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