Flames are shown amid the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine, July 17, 2014.
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Officials issue Twitter statements on Malaysia Airlines crash

Updated

As news broke today of a Malaysia Airlines plane crashing near the Ukraine-Russia border, officials took to social media platforms to issue statements and share the information they know so far. 

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Officials issue Twitter statements on Malaysia Airlines crash

Updated