Boeing ready to help Malaysian plane investigation
By The Associated Press
In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. The plane, with the tail number 9M-MRD, is the same aircraft that was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when it was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister. (AP Photo/JoePriesAviation.net)
SEATTLE (AP) Boeing says it will help in any way possible following the crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane Thursday in eastern Ukraine.The aircraft maker said in a statement that it will "provide whatever assistance is requested by authorities."A Ukranian official said the passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down. The Malaysia Airlines plane is a Boeing 777-200ER, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets, which sells and tracks information about aircraft. The aircraft had more than 43,000 hours of flight time and 6,950 takeoffs and landings.Boing routinely sends investigation teams to assist authorities following incidents involving Boeing airplanes.
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