A BOEING 777 BELIEVED TO BE CARRYING 295 PEOPLE HAS CRASHED ON THE BORDER BETWEEN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA - possibly shot down?
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Interfax news agency are claiming that a Malaysian passenger plane has crashed in Ukraine, near the Russian border.
"A Boeing Malaysian Airlines that was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur began to descend about 50km before entering Russian airspace, and was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine," an aviation source told Interfax.
Interfax said that 295 people were on board at the time.
Footage uploaded to YouTube purports to show smoke bellowing into the sky from the scene where the plane crashed. The footage could not be independently verified.
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