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Graphic: Malaysian plane crashed in Ukraine was headed home

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went missing Thursday over Ukraine near the Russian border, according to news reports. The Boeing 777 was carrying 295 people -- 280 passengers and 15 crew. The area where the plane went down is the same region where Ukrainian forces are battling pro-Russian separatists.

Source: FlightAware, Malaysia Airlines and Tribune reporting

A tweet from Malaysia Airlines confirmed the crash:

The plane: Boeing 777-200

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 from earlier this year, shown in Beijing.

Source: Diego Azubel / EPA photo

The seating arrangement of the flight via SeatGuru.

Source: Boeing, MCT,

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