Malaysia Airlines plane shot down by Buk

Malaysia Airlines plane shot down by Buk missileKIEV (Reuters) – A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency。
The aircraft, which other sources said was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, Mr Anton Gerashchenko said, adding that it was hit by a ground-to-air missile。
There was no further confirmation of the report, although Ukrainian officials said local residents had found wreckage。
Malaysia Airlines said on its Twitter feed it had lost contact with its flight MH17 from Amsterdam。 “The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace,” it said。
Mr Gerashchenko was quoted as saying! “A civilian airliner travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has just been shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft system。。。 280 passengers and 15 crew have been killed。”
Interfax-Ukraine quoted another Ukrainian official as saying the plane disappeared from radar when it was flying at 10,000m,meyataquarium a typical cruising altitude for airliners。
It came down at Torez, near Shakhtersk, some 40km from the Russia border。 The area has been the scene of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels。
Ukraine has accused Russia of taking an active role in the four-month-old conflict in recent days and accused it earlier on Thursday of shooting down a Ukrainian fighter jet – an accusation that Moscow denied。
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Prayers and thoughts to all the families members of those on board。 It is a world tragedy。
>May their souls rest in peace。 Life is so fragile nowadays。 One day you wave goodbye to relatives n friends, the next moment is really turn to ashes。
>Malaysia airline again
if kena missile, really doubt anyone can survive。
>May Those who are on board on MH-17 RIP
>a min of silence for those onboard。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。 。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。
>This year malaysia airline really not their year 。。 really very sad to see this 。
>OMG。。。 Malaysia airline really in bad luck this year。。 the other case not close yet。。now another new case。。
RIP for all ppl inside MH-17
>really very sad to hear about this news early in the morning。。。。。why the missile kena this MH-17?
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