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Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 MH17 shot down

A Malaysian Airlines passenger jet carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine.  The plane was shot down by a missile.

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iL-76 Crashes in eastern Russia

Eleven people have been killed when a Russian military cargo plane crashed on takeoff in Siberia.

Officials said all the crew members on board died in the crash on Sunday.

No one on the ground was reported hurt.

Vasily Panchenkov, a spokesman for the Interior Troops, which were flying the aircraft, said the aircraft had banked to the right and had been unable to gain altitude.

The four-engine plane had just taken off from the city of Mirny in the Sakha Republic. 

An interior ministry official said: "The plane flew no more than two kilometres at an altitude of 20 to 30 metres before crashing near an old mine."

The plane, which was carrying no cargo but had full fuel tanks, exploded as it hit the mine.

Probably one of the unsafest plane in the sky.  


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