BREAKING: Plane with 295 on board shot down over Ukraine

July 17, 2014 

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace.

MH17 was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

A Ukrainian government adviser Anton Gerashenko said on Facebook that a plane carrying 295 people was shot down over a town in the east of the country.

The airline said on Twitter that more details were coming.

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