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Malaysia Airlines releases statement on Flight MH17

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Malaysia Airlines released a statement on Thursday about Flight MH17.

Malaysia Airlines confirms it received notification from Ukrainian ATC that it had lost contact with flight MH17 at 1415 (GMT) at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.

Flight MH17 operated on a Boeing 777 departed Amsterdam at 12.15pm (Amsterdam local time) and was estimated to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.10 am (Malaysia local time) the next day.

The flight was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew onboard.

Delta Airlines also released a statement on Thursday afternoon. 
Out of an abundance of caution, Delta is not routing flights through Ukrainian airspace and is monitoring the situation involving Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The flight was not a codeshare with Delta, and Delta does not operate any service that flies over the region of Ukraine that was the subject of an FAA security advisory. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Delta Air Lines family are with the passengers and crew, and their loved ones, involved in the Malaysia Airlines incident today.

Atlanta Airport ?@Atlanta_Airport Tweeted:
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the families of the victims of today's Malaysian Airlines crash.

"We have had no operational impacts at this time and all operations are running normally. Passengers should check with their airline directly to see if their flight schedule has been affected," according to Reese McCranie the Director of Communications with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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