BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashes in Ukraine

The Boeing 777 went down near the Russian border according to an aviation industry source.

It is not clear what caused the flight MH17 to crash or if there have been any fatalities. 

According to  Interfax the plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

The news comes after a Malaysian Airlines plane carrying 239 people went missing in March while on a flight from the Malaysian capital to Beijing.

The country's government said they believed all people onboard MH370 were dead after a lengthy search in the Indian Ocean.

A second Malaysia Airlines plane has crashed today, this time near Russia[AP]