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Malaysian PM says launching ‘immediate investigation into reported jet crash’

Malaysia Airlines said it lost contact with Flight 17 over Ukrainian airspace.

By: Associated Press | Kuala Lumpur |
Updated: July 18, 2014 12:15:48 pm

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he is launching an “immediate investigation” into reports of a Malaysian jetliner crash.

Malaysia Airlines said it lost contact with Flight 17 over Ukrainian airspace on Thursday. It was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Defense Minister Hishamuddin Hussein tweeted that there is no confirmation that the plane was shot down. He said he has instructed the country’s military to check and get confirmation.

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