A Malaysia Airlines plane, flight MH17 has crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia. A Ukrainian official said the plane carrying 295 people — 280 passengers and 15 crew members — was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country.
Danny Fyne, a commercial pilot voiced surprise at route taken by the Malaysian flight given that a Ukrainian transport plane had been shot down earlier this week. “Flights have already been diverted away from Crimea,” he said. “I find it unusual that the flight went over this area.”
Ukrainians based in London are calling for a rally tonight at the Russian Embassy to protest against the tragedy of Malaysian airline flight being shot down in Ukraine by the ‘Russian invaders’.