A Malaysian Airlines jet, MH Flight 17, with 295 passengers and crew has crashed in Ukraine, near the town of Torez in East Ukraine near the Russian border.
US officials believe the plane may have been shot down by the Russian military, according to CNN The aircraft from Amsterdam to KL, Malaysia crashed in Ukraine.
It was a Boeing 777, the same type of plane Flight 370, the missing Malaysian Airlines flight was.
At the time Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, according to Flight Aware:
Aircraft Boeing 777-200 (twin-jet) (B772 – photos)
Speed 488 kts (planned: 468 kts) (graph) Altitude 33,000 feet (graph)
Distance Direct: 10,248 km
Planned: 10,246 km
Video: Crash of MH17 Flight 17 crash in Ukraine July 17, 2014 Damning tweet: Defense minister claims to have shot down Ukrainian plane.
Flight path of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 before it crashed in #Ukraine. http://t.co/T86L3xRuKc @nycjim pic.twitter.com/byQCHMCaW1Last Location of Flight 17 on Flightaware
— Nancy Hennen (@Tweetbrk) July 17, 2014