Malaysian Airlines MH17 shot down over Ukraine

Published on: 18 Jul 2014

A MALAYSIA Airlines plane Boeing 777 carrying 295 people was shot down in Ukraine, near Russia. It is understood 27 Aussies were on board flight MH17 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Dutch authorities confirmed 27 Australians were on board, as well as 154 Dutch, 23 Malaysian, 11 Indonesian, six from the UK, four German, four Belgium, three Philippines, one Canadian and 47 were still unknown.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has set up a hotline and said anyone with concerns can call on 1300 555 135.