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Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash
Airlines avoiding Ukrainian airspace after Malaysia Airlines crash

Several international airlines said Thursday that they were rerouting flights around eastern Ukrainian airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed near the city of Donetsk. Russian and Ukrainian media reported the plane may have been shot down, and an advisor to Ukraine's Interior Ministry said the Boeing 777 was downed by a ground-to-air missile over territory controlled by pro-Russia separatists. At least five airlines -- Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Russian airline Transaero -- said they would avoid airspace over eastern Ukraine in the wake of the incident. Real-time flight movements, as tracked by FlightRadar24.com, showed...

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