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.
Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow.— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) July 17, 2014