Russia Media: A Malaysian Passenger Plane Crashed In Ukraine-Russia Border

A Boeing 777 Malaysian airlines crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border in the last few hours, Interfax is reporting, citing “a source in the aviation circles.”

“Boeing Malaysian airlines operate flights to Amsterdam — Kuala Lumpur for 50 miles before entering the airspace of Russia, began to decline, he was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine,” the source said.

There were reportedly 280 passengers and 15 crew members were onboard.

Malaysia airlines confirmed the incident.

Military expert Dmitry Tymchuk says the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed to the north of Torez in the Donetsk region, according to Ukrainian journalist Myroslava.

The area is partly controlled by pro-Russian separatists who are fighting the Ukrainian army. The adviser to the Ukraine Interior Minister says passenger plane was shot down by a ground-to-air missile.

On July 8, the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine closed the airspace to civilian aircraft after a military transport plane was shot down. On Thursday, Ukraine accused that a Russian fighter jet shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane.

The aircraft reportedly had to cross the Russian border at about 9:30 EDT.

Ukrainian activist have published a video they say shows the wreckage.

17.07 19:41 Власти Донецкой области Украины подтвердили факт крушения малазийского “Боинга”

17.07 19:35 ДНР опровергла причастность к падению малазийского “Боинга”

17.07 19:31 В МВД Украины подтвердили гибель почти 300 человек на борту упавшего “Боинга”

17.07 19:25 Малазийский “Боинг” был сбит над территорией Украины на высоте около 10 км

17.07 19:14 Малазийский “Боинг” рухнул в 80 км от Донецка

17.07 19:03 Источник сообщил о падении малазийского “Боинга” на границе России и Украины

17.07 18:21 В Минобороны РФ назвали абсурдом обвинения в атаке на украинский Су-25