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What We Know About the MH17 Crash

Just the facts about the MH17 crash

Here’s what TIME knows about Malaysian Airlines MH17 and how it crashed:

  • Malaysia Airlines tweeted that the flight’s last known position was over Ukrainian airspace.
  • The flight crashed near the town of Torez in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk.
  • The Boeing 777 was carrying 295 passengers and crew when it crashed. There have been no reports of survivors.
  • Ukraine officials say that the plane may have been shot down by Russian-made weapons.
  • A leader of the pro-separatist group in Ukraine told TIME that rebels did not shoot the plane down, although they have the capability.
  • Both President Obama and Ukrainian President Poroshenko have called for investigations of the crash.

More on the story as it develops.

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