23 AMERICANS WERE ABOARD THE DOOMED PLANE!
A MAYLASIAN AIRLINES 777 WIDE BODY EXTENDED RANGE AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN OVER EASTERN UKRAINE TODAY.
Flight 17 was on it's way from Amsterdam to Kuola Lumpor when it was shot down on the Russian Ukraine Eastern border. The plane was shot down by a Russian made BUK SA-11 Gadfly surface to air missile.
The plane was blown to pieces in the air. Wreckage is spread out over a nine mile area and is gruesome beyond belief.
Officials in Amsterdam say a large tour group was aboard and it was a shared flight with KLM airlines.
The airlines has a 4pm news conference planned. Names and nationalities may be released then.
There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members aboard. The plane was about 33-thousand feet high when it was hit.
Three groups could have done it. Ukraine, Russia or the Russian Militia groups that have been fighting Ukraine. Those militia men seem the most likely suspect. They would have been poorly trained.