July 17, 2014 |
A Russian aviation industry source told Reuters news service that the 777 did not enter Russian airspace when it was expected, but crashed in eastern Ukraine.
The Boeing 777 had 280 passengers and 15 crew members, Interfax reported citing an an aviation industry source. It is reported that all passengers and crew have been killed. Twenty-three Americans were reportedly on the flight.
Political tensions and violence have been high in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. The Ukranian government is alleging that separatist rebels shot down the plane, and the separatists are blaming Kiev.
Flight Aware shows the flight had departed from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main airport in the Netherlands, to Kuala Lumpur International Airport outside Kuala Lumpur, the most populous city in Malaysia. http://www.alternet.org/ap-malaysia-airlines-jet-shot-down-over-ukraine