Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Plane

Airline says they lost contact with MH17 from Amsterdam over Ukraine airspace.
1:36 | 07/17/14

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Malaysian airlines has now confirmed that it has lost contact. With one of its planes Malaysia airlines has lost contacted and aged seventeen flight seventeen. From Amsterdam we believe it was in route to call -- for. And if this is the case it was a Boeing triple seven in there are pictures coming in at this hour and we want to show you. From that part of the world pictures from Ukraine of course a lot of focus in recent months on Ukraine and the Russian border there these are the pictures coming at this hour. The plume of smoke as you can see rising there. Reportedly believed to be smoke from the crash of this jet over -- airlines will not confirm. But they're jet has in fact crash simply saying at this hour that they lost contact. With an -- seventeen it would be flight seventy. Of course a lot of people are immediately going to say this is Malaysian airlines remembering that -- Just had that catastrophe -- there other plane that disappeared that was 131. Days ago since an 837 he was launched a vanishing. In mid air of course so many passengers on that flight as well this particular flight this morning that we're talking about -- 280 passengers it's believed. Fifteen crew members and again you're looking at pictures right there that -- -- smoke on the horizon that is from Ukraine. -- not far from the Russian border where there has been so much attention. In particular last 24 hours about Russian troops assembling in greater. Numbers on that border the president of fast talking about the escalating. Conflict within the last 24 hours but at this point Malaysian airlines simply confirming that they have lost contact with that flight.

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