US Says Malaysia Airlines Plane Brought Down by Missile in Ukraine: Official

July 17, 2014 8:46 PM

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US Says Malaysia Airlines Plane Brought Down by Missile in Ukraine: Official

A surface-to-air missile struck a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people that went down today in Ukraine near the Russian border, a U.S. official told ABC News.

The official said U.S. intelligence and analysis of the situation determined that it was a single missile that struck the Boeing 777 aircraft while at cruising altitude. It is unclear whether the missile was fired from inside Ukrainian or Russian territory and who fired it.

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