Malaysian Airliner Crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysian Boeing 777 operating flight number MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in east Ukraine.  The airliner is reported to have been carrying 295 people.

A tweet from Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with Flight MH17 from Amsterdam and that its last known position was over Ukraine.  Burning wreckage has been located on the ground in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border.

Boeing has issued a statement saying: ”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those on board the Malaysia Airlines airplane lost over Ukrainian airspace, as well as their families and loved ones.

Boeing stands ready to provide whatever assistance is requested by authorities.”