Pesawat Penerbangan Malaysia MH17 dengan 295 penumpang dilapor ditembak jatuh di Ukraine..

Pesawat Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17 yang membawa 295 penumpang didakwa ditembak ketika dalam penerbangan dari Amsterdam ke Kuala Lumpur di sempadan timur Ukraine, malam tadi (waktu tempatan).

Agensi berita Rusia Interfax-Ukraine melaporkan Penasihat Menteri Dalam Negeri Ukraine, Anton Herashchenko sebagai berkata, seramai 280 penumpang dan 15 kru maut dalam kejadian itu.

Sementara itu, menurut twitter MAS, pesawat berkenaan terputus hubungan ketika berada di ruang udara Ukraine.

Laporan AFP pula mengatakan pesawat Boeing 777 itu dipercayai ditembak dari darat berhampiran bandar Shaktarsk dalam wilayah pemberontakan Donetsk.

“Pesawat itu hilang daripada radar pada ketinggian 10,000 meter,” kata laporan itu. Laporan turut memetik, kejadian mempunyai kaitan dengan pemberontak dan krisis politik di negara itu.

Berita itu disahkan oleh Jabatan Penerbangan Awam (DCA) selepas menerima laporan dari Ukraine.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dalam twitter jam 12.06 minit malam tadi berkata:

“Saya terkejut dengan laporan sebuah kapal MH terhempas. Kami melancarkan siasatan serta-merta.”

Reuters melaporkan, wakilnya di kawasan itu mengesahkan melihat serpihan MH17 dan mayat lapor Sinar Harian.

Sementara itu portal melaporkan..

Update: 1:21 p.m. ET

The footage below, which has been verified, is from the scene of MH17 crash shows smoke rising after the plane went down.

Update: 1:17 p.m. ET

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his "sincere condolences" to Malaysian Prime Minister Najob Razak, the Kremlin press service reports, according to RT.

RT also reports that Putin informed U.S. President Barack Obama about the crash immediately by phone, on the basis of air controller data.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today that Obama and Putin spoke on the phone this morning but the topic of that phone call was sanctions regime.

“We’re aware of reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russian-Ukraine border, Earnest said. "The president has been briefed on these reports.”

Update: 1:05 p.m. ET

The first militant units of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have already reached the Boeing crash site in eastern Ukraine, DPR First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Purgin told Interfax.

"Militant units are at the scene already. They have already reported that there are many dead, including children," Purgin said.

Flight recorders of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing, which crashed near Torez, will be given to Moscow for testing, Purgin said.

"Of course, we most likely will give them to the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), to Moscow. High-level experts, who will be able to determine exactly the reason of the catastrophe, work there, though it is clear," Purgin said.


A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew crashed in Ukraine near the country's border with Russia, according to an Interfax report.

A Reuters correspondent at the scene in eastern Ukraine reports seeing burning wreckage and bodies on the ground.

A Ukrainian government adviser, Anton Gerashenko, confirmed on Facebook that a plane carrying 295 people was shot down over a town in the east of the country.

A source in Ukraine's National Security Council confirmed to Mashable's Chris Miller that the plane was downed.

He also said it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, which can fire missiles up to an altitude of 72,000 feet.

A launcher similar to the Buk missile system was seen by Associated Press journalists near the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhne earlier Thursday.

At least two videos posted to YouTube — both of them unconfirmed — show a black plume of smoke rising over the horizon.

Photos shared on Russian network LifeNews reportedly show the debris site scattered across a field.

And photos shared on by Nadezhda Chernetskaya and corroborated by Storyful purport to show intact pieces of the downed jetliner.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the creation of a government commission along with the ICAO (Ukrainian Aviation Security Training Centre) and other international organizations to investigate the tragedy of the Malaysian Airlines passenger plane.

Today, at approximately 4:20 p.m. Malaysian Airlines No. 17, which was flying the route from Amsterdam - Kuala - Lumpur, disappeared from radar screens.

In recent days, this is the third tragic accident, after the AN-26 and SU-25 aircrafts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were shot down from the Russian territory.

We do not exclude that this aircraft was also shot down, and stress that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not commit any actions in the air [at the time of the downing].

The President of Ukraine on behalf of the State expresses its deepest and most sincere condolences to the families and relatives of those killed in this terrible tragedy.

Every possible search and rescue effort is being made. The President appealed to the Cabinet in order to quickly create a State commission to investigate the causes of this tragedy.

The President proposed to involve the work of experts of the Commission of the ICAO and other international organizations, and representatives of the Netherlands and Malaysia.

We are confident that those responsible for this tragedy will be brought to justice. 

The Malaysian prime minister tweeted, "I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation."

Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it "lost contact" with the plane and that "the last known position was over Ukrainian airspace."

It also issued a statement on Facebook.

Boeing tweeted, " Our thoughts and prayers are with those on board MH17, as well as their families and loved ones. We stand ready to provide assistance."

An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry reports the plane was brought down by a ground-to-air missile, Reuters tweeted on Thursday, and the Ukrainian interior ministry adviser says there are no survivors, according to The Telegraph.

The rebels have reportedly taken over the crash site.

The Ukrainian Air Traffic agency reportedly confirmed a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed near Ukrainian-Russian border.

Reuters, citing Interfax as well, reports that the plane was shot down at an altitude of 10 km above eastern Ukraine, which has been the battleground of a months-long war between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels.

The flight was said to be "found burning on the ground in Ukraine," a source tells Interfax.

Below is the flight path of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which left from Amsterdam on Thursday

This marks the second time that a Malaysia Airlines plane has been lost in less than six months.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared in March while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

It has not been found, but the search has been concentrated in the Indian Ocean far west of Australia.

~ Mashable
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