An anonymous reader writes The Russian newswire service Interfax is reporting that a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down with a Buk ground-to-air missile over Ukraine near the Russian border. The Associated Press cites an adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister as the source. First reports are that it was mistaken for a Ukrainian AN-26.
Malaysia airlines confirms they lost contact with the plane
(last known position
), but there's no confirmation it was shot down (yet). The Ukrainian government accused Russia of shooting down a fighter jet
in Ukrainian airspace last night. Reports indicate there are no survivors.