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:
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
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.
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