A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the Interfax news agency cited an aviation industry source as saying.
The Boeing plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, it said.
Malaysia Airlines has sent out the following tweet: "Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. Last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow."
The plane was due to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 6.10am tomorrow.
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