Some sad breaking news, not many details are known yet, but here’s what is being reported so far:

  • MH 17, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200,  flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) with 280 passengers and 15 crew, had its transponder signal disappear while flying over the Ukraine.
  • Malaysia Airlines has confirmed via Twitter that they have lost contact with the jet.

Malaysia Airlines Tweet

AP Malaysia Airlines Flight Shot Down

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DaninSTL July 17, 2014 - 10:08 am

Wow this is sad news. I can’t imagine the impact if this was really shot down.

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Adam July 17, 2014 - 10:22 am

@DaninSTL – Horrible!

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Darth Chocolate July 17, 2014 - 10:25 am

It appears to be a “projectile assisted forced landing”. Russia is claiming the Ukranian rebels shot down the plane; the Ukranians are saying it wasn’t them.

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