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Timeline of Events in Malaysia Airlines Crash Over Ukraine (Live Blog)

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9:08 p.m. — The Federal Aviation Administration bans U.S. flights from operating in the airspace over eastern Ukraine until further notice.

8:27 p.m. — Malaysia Airlines issues a statement about Flight MH17 traveling over a war zone:

7:50 p.m. — Malaysia Airlines announces all European flights will be rerouted:

7:37 p.m. — CBS Evening News updates the number of people aboard Flight MH17:

6:02 p.m. — The White House releases a photo of President Barack Obama speaking with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko:

5:24 p.m. — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak releases a statement about the crash:

4:17 p.m. — CBS News reports that a Pro-Russian Ukrainian rebel leader claimed responsibility for the shoot-down of the passenger jet:

4:08 p.m. — Reports begin to surface that U.S. intelligence confirm it was a surface-to-air missile that brought down MH17.

2:45 p.m. — A look at the international plane tracking site flightradar24.com shows that flights are avoiding Ukrainian airspace following the MH17 crash:

2:10 p.m. — President Obama calls plane crash a “tragedy,” says U.S. will offer assistance to find out what happened.

2 p.m. — It is announced that President Obama will address the Malaysia Airlines crash during a previously scheduled speech around 2:10 p.m. Listen to All News 99.1.

1:50 p.m. — More photos of plane wreckage begin to surface online.

1:32 p.m. — Reuters reports that 23 Americans were on board Flight MH17:

1:28 p.m. — Reports of body counts near the crash site start to surface:

1:17 p.m. — CBS News releases map of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17’s path:

1:12 p.m. — CBS News reports that President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the crash via a telephone call:

12:55 p.m. — Photos of crash site begin to surface on social media:

12:40 p.m. — CBS News reports that the FAA has prohibited U.S. carriers from flying in that area of Ukraine:

12:38 p.m. — Reports begin to surface of bodies being found near the crash site:

12:30 p.m. — Malaysia Airlines releases an official statement about flight MH17.

12:17 p.m. — CBS News White House Correspondent tweets that Pres. Obama wants his aides to keep him updated on the crash:

12:13 p.m. — Photos of debris begin to surface on social media:


12:11 p.m. — Boeing Airplanes releases a statement, expresses condolences:


12:05 p.m. — Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News Major Garrett tweets that Pres. Obama has been briefed on the crash:

YouTube user posts unconfirmed video of smoke rising from crash site:

11:55 a.m. — Reports surface that pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian officials are both denying involvement in the crash:

11:43 a.m. — Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, writes on his Facebook page that the plane was flying at 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile.:


11:36 a.m. — Malaysia Airlines tweets that it has lost contact of Flight MH17 from Amsterdam:
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