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article imageUPDATED: Malaysian passenger airliner shot down with 295 on board

By Kesavan Unnikrishnan     Jul 17, 2014 in World
A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board has been reportedly shot down in Donetsk, Ukraine near the Russian border.
The Boeing 777 plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying the plane had been hit by a missile at an altitude of 10,000m (33,000ft), as BBC News writes.
A Malaysia Airlines official has confirmed the news and CNN confirms the black box from the aircraft has been found.
The Boeing 777 reportedly had 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board.
The plane appeared to have broken up before impact, "with the wreck scattered over a wide area in the village of Grabovo, AP reports," as BBC News notes.
Citizen-shot video has surfaced reportedly showing the crash site.
The above video reportedly shows the moment of impact when the plane crashed.
The route taken by the Malaysian flight is a very common one between Kuala Lumpur and the Netherlands, according to CNN aviation safety consultant Mary Schiavo. "She noted that the plane was flying over a troubled area and said close communication with air traffic controllers would be a key necessity."
US carrier Delta Air Lines has said it was no longer sending flights through Ukrainian airspace.
The accident comes after Beijing-bound Boeing 777-200 - carrying 239 people, mysteriously vanished on March 8 en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. More details are forthcoming.
A picture taken on July 17  2014 shows wreckage of the Malaysian airliner near the town of Shaktarsk...
A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckage of the Malaysian airliner near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Dominique Faget, AFP
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Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crash...
Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine on July 17, 2014
Dominique Faget, AFP
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Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner after it crashed  near the town of Shaktarsk  in rebel-held east ...
Wreckage of the Malaysian airliner after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Dominique Faget, AFP
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A man walks on July 17  2014 amongst the wreckages of the Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people fro...
A man walks on July 17, 2014 amongst the wreckages of the Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine
Alexander Khudoteply, AFP
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