Malaysia Airlines 'loses contact' with flight near Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines said on Thursday it had "lost contact" with one of its passenger planes whose last known position was over Ukraine.

"Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam," the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, said on its Twitter account.

"The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace," it said, adding that it would provide more details soon.

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