The airline’s official Twitter account said: “Malaysia Airlines said has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow.”
A source in the Russian aviation industry told Reuters that the plane did not enter Russian airspace when expected and had crashed in eastern Ukraine.
The Ukrainian air force has had planes shot down by rebels in the same region by rebels over the last week. Earlier on Thursday, Ukraine accused Russia of downing one of its fighter jets inside Ukrainian territory.
An adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister said the Malaysian plane been shot downAn adviser to