Passenger Planes That Have Been Shot Down Over the Years
A list of passenger planes that have been gunned down over the years.
A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Pro-Russian rebels fighting central Kiev authorities claimed on Thursday that the Malaysian airline that crashed in Ukraine had been shot down by a Ukrainian jet. The head of Ukraine's air traffic control agency said Thursday that the crew of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in the separatist east had reported no problems during flight.
A Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed on Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border, allegedly after it was shot down, according to one government adviser, wouldn't be the first downed by hostile action.
While passenger shootdowns are rare, there have been at least a dozen in modern history — a number of which involved the Soviets — and many of which have created international rifts.
To see Here is a list of some of the more notable passenger plane shootdowns over the decades, click here:
Published at 4:37 PM PST on Jul 17, 2014