Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Boeing 777 flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur shortly before 11am Eastern.
Reports are of 295 people aboard, and that the plane went down along the Russia-Ukraine border.
There are, apparently, no survivors. Footage of the scene can be found here.
There is speculation that the plane may have been shot down. Downed over land, the plane’s data and voice recorders will almost certainly be found.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of everyone on board.
And my hopes go to Malaysia Airlines. Although it is far from the most pressing thing for today, following the tragedy of flight MH370, this will obviously weigh heavily on the future of the company which is already facing financial struggles. I flew with them in May and had a good experience.