Kiev says shot down

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Date2014/07/17 15:40:00 - Present
DescriptionInterfax-Ukraine News Agency quotes Anton Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian interior ministry official, as saying: "Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants"

Further information

This is the first report of the plane having been shot down. This is how it was reported in The Malaysia Insider:

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, 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, Reuters reported.

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.

It was also reported that the crash was the third incident of a plane crash in the same area in the past week. <ref>Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine, 295 on board, third incident in area - Malaysia Insider 17 July 2014

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