Malaysia Airlines Plane Shot Down: What We Know

The plane was hit by a Buk launcher missile

   

Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down between the Ukrainian and Russian border on Thursday.

Malaysia Airlines 300x200 Malaysia Airlines Plane Shot Down: What We KnowThe commercial flight was carrying 295 passengers who were traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when a Buk launcher missile hit the plane, according to Anton Gerashenko, an advisor to Ukraine’s inerior minister.

The Malaysia Airlines flight attack is still being investigated and Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko assures that Armed Forces of Ukraine had no part in it. The attack took place only a day after President Barack Obama announced a new round of sanctions on Russians.

Obama is aware of the situation and Senators will receive an intelligence briefing today. The White House confirmed that the President spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the tragedy during a phone conversation Thursday morning.

“Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam,” the company said reported via Twitter. “The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow.”

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