MAS Confirms Lost Contact With Flight MH17

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airlines has confirmed it received notification from Ukrainian ATC that it had lost contact with flight MH17 at 1415 (GMT) at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.

In a statement, the national carrier said Flight MH17 Boeing 777 departed Amsterdam at 12.15pm (Amsterdam local time) and was estimated to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.10 am (Malaysian local time) the next day.

The flight was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew onboard, it said.

More details to follow, it added.


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