Kiev: Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed over Eastern Ukraine in Donetsk region in Torez city. Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed over Eastern Ukraine carrying 285 passengers and 15 crew members onboard.
MH17 crashed in Torez city of Donetsk region. MH17 is downed by Donetsk People’s Republic terrorists claims Ukraine media. Boeing 777-200 registration# 9M-MRD reportedly shot down by a surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine by Eastern Ukrainian separates who got such missile allegedly from Russia. Malaysian Flight 17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
Kiev television claimed that:
Washington said that according to the NSA satellites, the Pentagon and the CIA, the launch was carried out from the territory of the Russian Federation
Flight MH17 is carrying 285 passengers and 15 crew members. Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace.
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 Donetsk People’s Republic , where fighting continues between Kiev and opposition, has rejected any involvement in the incident, as there are reports that the plane was shot down.
One local woman in a facebook message to Dispatch News Desk claimed:
“Found a passenger’s passport TERRORISTS downed flight. According to witnesses – dead bodies scatter on the roofs of houses.