M.A. Boeing 777 crashed in Ukraine. Malaysian plane crashes on Ukraine-Russia border - live - Telegraph 16.15 Interfax news agency are claiming that a Malaysian passenger plane has crashed in Ukraine, near the Russian border. "A Boeing Malaysian Airlines that was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur began to descend about 50km before entering Russian airspace, and was subsequently found burning on the ground in Ukraine," an aviation source told Interfax. Interfax said that 295 people were on board at the time.