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:
Pres Obama talks on phone w Pres Poroshenko of Ukraine aboard Air Force One regarding Malaysian Airlines plane crash pic.twitter.com/FxzJPKSNPc— petesouza (archived) (@PeteSouza44) July 17, 2014
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.
Breaking: U.S. intelligence confirms surface-to-air missile fired at Malaysian jet but are divided over origin. http://t.co/tYCeEMbSEk— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 17, 2014
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.
JUST IN: President Obama to address Malaysia Airlines plane crash during previously scheduled speech around 2:10 p.m. http://t.co/M0j1wBfMBz— CBS D.C. (@CBSDC) July 17, 2014
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:
Early Reports: Hundreds of bodies, body parts found at Malaysia Airlines crash site and miles away from site. (via @CBSThisMorning)— CBS D.C. (@CBSDC) July 17, 2014
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:
On airline crash, @PressSec says Pres Obama directed WH aides to stay in touch with senior Ukraine officials and to keep him updated.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 17, 2014
12:13 p.m. — Photos of debris begin to surface on social media:
12:11 p.m. — Boeing Airplanes releases a statement, expresses condolences:
Our thoughts and prayers are with those on board MH17, as well as their families and loved ones. We stand ready to provide assistance.— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) July 17, 2014
12:05 p.m. — Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News Major Garrett tweets that Pres. Obama has been briefed on the crash:
POTUS has been briefed on Malaysian Airlines crash. No further details available. POTUS sked includes stops in Wilmington, Del & NYC— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) July 17, 2014
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:
Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow.— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) July 17, 2014