Canadian among those killed in Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine

An official with Malaysia Airlines says at least one Canadian was among the 295 people aboard a passenger plane that was downed today over Ukraine.

Huib Gorter, the airline's senior senior vice-president, says 154 people were Dutch, 27 were Australians, 23 were Malaysians, 11 were Indonesian, six were from the United Kingdom, four were from Germany, four were from Belgium, and three were from the Philippines.

Gorter says authorities are still trying to determine the nationalities of the rest of the passengers.

A Canadian government official could not elaborate on the Canadian who died.

Malaysia's prime minister says the jetliner did not make any distress call before it went down in eastern Ukraine.

Najib Razak also says the flight route had been declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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