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Malaysia Airlines Passenger Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

Cassie Paton |
July 17, 2014 | 9:50 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 295 people on board was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. 

The plane was at 33,000 feet when it was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine, according to Fox News. The official airline Twitter account announced it has lost contact with the plane:

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has ordered the country’s Ministry of Defense to investigate the incident. 

This comes just a few months after Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. Flight 370 still has not been recovered.

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