The BBC's David Stern
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BBC reporter: 'Everybody denying any involvement in the crash'

17 July 2014 Last updated at 17:54 BST

The BBC's David Stern in the Ukrainian capital Kiev says a Ukrainian official has confirmed, through a news agency, that a plane has crashed,

Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with Flight MH17 from Amsterdam, with 295 people on board, over Ukraine.