President Obama: Malaysia Airline plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead
July 18, 2014 12:20 PM
By The Associated Press
In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. The plane, with the tail number 9M-MRD, is the same aircraft that was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when it was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister. (AP Photo/JoePriesAviation.net) (Credit: AP)
(AP) - President Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists. The president called it a global tragedy in remarks from the White House, one day after Malaysia Airline Flight 17 crashed. He is calling for a credible international...
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