Malaysian passenger plane crashes in Ukraine near Russian border -Ifax

Malaysia Airlines airliners at Kuala Lumpur Airport in Sepang on June 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Manan Vatsyayana)

MOSCOW, July 17 (Reuters) - A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, Interfax cited an aviation industry source as saying on Thursday.

It said the Boeing plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Reuters could not immediately confirm the Interfax report.

(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)