MH17 crash: Ukraine PM orders investigation

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  • Friday, 18 Jul 2014

PETALING JAYA: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has ordered an investigation into the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash, according to Reuters.

The plane, MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 280 passengers and 15 crew, reports said.

According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser all 295 people on board are feared dead and Russia has also stated that the passenger plane didn’t entert Russian Airpsace.

Reports said that it crashed in a conflicted area near Donetsk and it would be complicated to get to the crash.
MAS sources said the plane did not enter the Russian airspace.

Sources claimed the plane was "shot down" while it was cruising at an altitude of 10,058 metres.

The plane could have been brought down by a ground-to-air missile possibly by Ukranian separatists, said a spokesman from the Ukranian Interior Ministry.

MAS tweeted that "MAS has lost contact with MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukraine airspace."

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