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Malaysia Airlines flight 17

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014 after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. Separatist pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian government traded accusations over who is to blame for the attack on the civilian airliner that killed all 298 people on board the plane.  

A pro-Russian separatist stands at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 before a visit by Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe monitors, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Photo: Reuters

War zone manoeuvres

The ill-fated journey of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 across Ukraine is likely to result in a review of rules for jets flying over war zones, aviation insiders say.