International Edition

Sunday

December, 11, 2016

Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.
About Us
Subscribe
Advertise
Contact Us

Malaysian airliner loses contact over east Ukraine

A Malaysian airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are battling government forces, Russian and Ukrainian news agencies reported, citing aviation and security sources.

The Boeing passenger liner, reported by the Interfax press agency of carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew, came down close to town of Shaktarsk in the rebellion-wracked region of Donetsk after disappearing from the radar and teams from the emergency services were trying to reach the scene, an unnamed security source told Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

An Ukrainian government advisor told Interfax everyone aboard died, according Dutch press agency ANP.

The Associated Press cited an adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister as saying that the plane was shot down by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.

Write a Comment
CAPTCHA Code Image
Type in image code
Change the code
 Receive our promos
 Respond to this email
MOST POPULAR
Subscribe  |   Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Career  |   Contact Us
Sitemap  |   Top Stories  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |   Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary
Travel  |   Movies  |   TV Listings  |   Classifieds  |   Bookstore  |   Getting Around  |   Weather  |   Guide Post  |   Student Post  |   Terms of Use  |   Sitemap
  chinapost search