BBC is just reporting it now, the plane was seen to descend and was found in flames. It is not likely there are survivors.
In edit, Malaysia Airlines have confirmed via twitter that contact was lost over Ukraine.
"On July 14th, Ukrainians lost an An-26 transport jet, which was shot down from an altitude of 21,000 feet, with eight crew on board. And only very
sophisticated weapons systems would be able to reach this height."
Unless someone has actual evidence of a missile being fired, it's way too early to say shootdown. Yes, it's entirely possible, given the area, but
accidents do happen. And with Malaysia having recently lost another aircraft, it's entirely possible that this was just a horrible accident at the
I probably wouldn't fly with them just to be on the safe side.. This is so sad, more innocent lives lost.. I wonder when the terrorist card will be
pulled, or this could be yet another plot to make Russia look bad.. Malaysia Airlines is certainly having a bad run this year.. I just feel really sad
for everyone on who was on board ..
Right now they're both blaming each other, and everyone is overlooking any other possible reason for it to happen. Like the fact that the head of
their maintenance department was a political hack, who had no real experience, and ran their department for many years.
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