As it happened: Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine

Key points

  • A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashes in Ukraine, near Russian border
  • The airline lost contact with Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur at 1415 GMT
  • There were 280 passengers - mostly Dutch nationals - and 15 Malaysian crew on board
  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has described it as "an act of terrorism"
  • Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of shooting down the plane
  • All times in BST (GMT +1)

Live text


  • Amber Dawson 
  • Jastinder Khera 
  • Sarah Fowler 
  • Sean Clare 
  • Helier Cheung 
  • Tom Geoghegan 

Last updated 17 July 2014

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