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Malaysia jet crashes in east Ukraine conflict zone

Key Points

  • A Malaysian airliner has crashed in Ukraine, near Russian border
  • Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur at 1415 GMT
  • There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board
  • There are reports of bodies and burning wreckage on the ground
  • The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels have accused each other of shooting down the plane; both sides say they were not responsible
  • Several airlines, including Lufthansa and Air France, say they will now avoid eastern Ukrainian airspace. All times in BST

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