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World leaders offer help after Malaysian plane goes down in Ukraine
World leaders offer help after Malaysian plane goes down in Ukraine

After a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people went down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, officials scrambled to offer condolences and to figure out who was aboard the plane and whether it was shot down. In the United States, President Obama said the government's top priority was to determine whether American citizens were on board. Obama said the crash “looks like it may be a terrible tragedy” and offered his thoughts and prayers to families of the victims, “wherever they call home.” The plane had taken off from Amsterdam and was en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what...

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